What is a CASA volunteer?
CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who volunteer their time to be the eyes and ears of the court in abuse and neglect cases. They provide the court with an independent report of the facts of the case, and advocate for the best interests of the child.
Studies have shown that when a CASA volunteer is assigned to an abused or neglected child, the child is much more likely to receive vital services such as healthcare, educational resources, and therapy. By getting involved as a CASA volunteer, you can help create healthier families and communities – and change the course of a child’s life.
What do CASA Volunteers Do?
• Gather information about the child by observing, visiting with anyone involved in the child’s life, reviewing records, and attending meetings and court hearings.
• Report and make recommendations to the judge.
• Advocate for the child’s needs through the report and in team meetings.
• Monitor the case until the child has a safe permanent home.