What is a CASA?
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are highly trained volunteers who speak for the best interest of children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
What do CASA Volunteers do?
CASA volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile Court to be the voice for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Our volunteers see their assigned child at least once a month and gather information related to their child’s circumstances. The volunteer advocates for the child’s needs in a variety of areas, including educational, medical, and court settings. Advocates make recommendations to the court about what is in a child’s best interest.
How do I become a CASA?
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer advocate for a child in need, please complete and return the application attached below and email or mail to us. You will be contacted by a CASA staff member to arrange an interview. A check of your background and references will be conducted. Upon completion of 30 hours of pre-service training, you will be sworn in as an advocate and assigned a case. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and pass a criminal history and Children’s Division background checks.