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When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. CASA programs are non-profit organizations that recruit, train, and support volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in foster care. CASA volunteers help guide these children through the foster care system to safe, permanent homes.

CASA volunteers are everyday people -- teachers, business people, retirees, stay-at-home moms and grandparents -- who give their time to help a child or set of siblings through the foster care system. CASAs receive at least 30 hours of training prior to working with a child as well as ongoing training and individual support from CASA staff. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge in a child protection case to represent the best interest of the child in court, in school, and in agency meetings until the case is closed or until the child finds a safe, permanent home. Unlike everyone else in the child protection system, a CASA volunteer works on one or two cases at a time. Therefore, CASAs really get to know the child and their particular needs, and they can give their case the sustained, personal attention it deserves.

CASA volunteers get to know the child and speak to everyone involved in the child's life, including their family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers, and others. The information they gather and their recommendations help the court make informed decisions. CASA volunteers commit to a child until a case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

If you are:
  • Willing to committ at least one year of your time.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Willing to go through an in-depth training program
  • Able to pass an extensive criminal and CPS history background check
  • Over the age of 21
  • Then sign up to be a CASA today!

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