What does a CASA do?
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child who is in foster care. The CASA volunteer gathers information about the child's situation, attends court proceedings and makes a written recommendation to the judge so that the judge has the information to make a decision about the child's future.
How to become a CASA
Training Schedule - Two Options - Day or Evening
Our next training class will begin with orientations on May 18th and 25th. Prospective volunteers can choose from two sessions, one at 10:30am and one at 5:30pm.
How many days to permanence? For this child it took 1239 days from birth to adoption. This little girl lived in multiple foster homes, with her mother in a group home and finally moved to a home that would become her forever home. During those 1239 days there was one constant in her life - her Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Tasha was her CASA and never stopped working for permanence and safety for the child. Many children go home with their parents and some are adopted. In every outcome, a CASA gives the child a voice.