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Volunteering
with CASA

Having a caring, consistent adult to listen and put a child’s best interests before all others’ can make all the difference.

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.

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.

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RECOMMEND

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COLLABORATE

Collaborate with others to ensure that necessary services are provided and are in the child's best interest.

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REPORT

Report what you have learned and observed to the court. 

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CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Here is what that means. 

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LEARN

Learn all you can about the child and their family and life. 

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ENGAGE

Engage with the child during regular visits.

Speak up for the child's best interests in court. Make reccomendations regarding the child's placement and needed services, and monitor the child's situation until the case is released by the court.