Speak Up for an Abused or Neglected Child. Become a CASA.
Imagine being at home and a stranger comes to your door and takes you away. The people who are responsible for protecting you and keeping you safe were not, but you knew no different. You are taken to a strange place where you know no one. All of your things…the things that are important to you have to be left behind.
Who are CASAs?
Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are persons just like you. They are mothers, fathers, adult students, grandparents; extraordinary people who want the voices of abused and neglected children heard.
What do CASAs do?
A CASA gets to know the child and speaks to everyone involved in the child’s life, including family members, teachers, doctors, lawyers, caseworkers and others.
A CASA volunteer gathers information and makes recommendations to help the court make informed decisions. A CASA volunteer commits to a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.
A CASA volunteer is most often the one person in the child’s life to make a lifelong difference.