CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community. CASA volunteers do their own investigation, get to know each child, and write reports directly to the judge with recommendations for what’s in the child’s best interests.
- Work alongside attorneys and social workers.
- Interview parents, family members, teachers, doctors, foster parents, and other adults who may have information about the child.
- Make recommendations to the court about any issues or concerns relating to the child’s educational, medical, or emotional needs, and the most appropriate, permanent placement for that child.
- Form trusting relationships with the children they serve and represent the children’s best interests at all times.
Statistically, on average, children with an Advocate:
- Spend 5 months less in foster care.
- Are more likely to successfully advance to the next grade level in school.
- Are half as likely to re-enter foster care.
- CASA volunteers make lasting impressions in the lives of abused and neglected foster children, and positively impact the judicial and child welfare systems.
To learn more about how you can be a voice for the well-being of a foster child, attend a CASA 101 informational session, contact Kristen Mata, Recruitment Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (806) 763-2272.