Become a CASA Volunteer!
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interest of children in foster care. CASA volunteers are EVERYDAY HEROS who come from all walks of life and serve as the eyes and ears of the court.
- Establish a relationship with a child in foster care.
- Gather information about the child’s situation and unique history.
- Ensure the child has access to necessary services.
- Attend juvenile court proceedings.
- Make recommendations to the judge about what’s in the child’s best interest.
To Become a CASA Volunteer:
- You must sincerely care about the well-being of children.
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Pass criminal background checks.
- Complete the required training.
- Have good verbal & written communication skills.
- Be available to attend all court hearings.
- Commit for at least 1 year or until your case is resolved.
“As a CASA we often don’t know what kind of difference we are making in a child’s life. The day my CASA child reached over and grabbed my hand while we were in court and said “I’m so glad you are here” made me realize how meaningful my role is. As a CASA you WILL make an impact on a child’s life – whether it is for a lifetime, or on a specific day. That is why I am a CASA.” ~ Sonja, CASA Volunteer