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CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. We serve children from birth through 18.
Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.
Our best-interest advocacy is driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin, if that can be safely achieved. Most of the children we work with are in foster care, but some are with their family of origin. And, most children who leave foster care do so to return to their family.
We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you wanting to get involved. Visit our Volunteer section for more information.
Volunteers must be at least twenty-one years of age and shall successfully complete screening requirements that include: written application, personal interview, reference check, a criminal background investigation, a child protection records check and the training process which includes: 30 hours of pre-service training, an internship on the first case, participation in a mock trial, and a post training interview. Once accepted into the program, the volunteer will be required to attend 12 hours of in-service training annually.