VOLUNTEER

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a volunteer commitment unlike any other. CASA volunteers are trained, dedicated adults who advocate for a child’s best interests in juvenile court.  The information gathered by the volunteer is submitted to the court. These recommendations and concerns help to better inform the the Judge as he or she makes decisions on the case.  CASA volunteers are guided by their advocate supervisors who provide coaching and oversight throughout the case.

 

To be a CASA volunteer, you:

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, confidential interview, and successfully complete training.

 

CASA Voices for Children serves children in Grady County. Click here to fill out the volunteer application form online or contact us today! You can make a difference in a child's life.

 

Making a Difference

 

The CASA volunteer visits the child(ren) on his or her case at least monthly to assess how well they are doing in their current placement and develop a rapport with the child.  To learn more about the difference CASA Voices for Children makes, contact us today!

 

The National CASA Association has determined that children with a CASA volunteer on their cases:

 

  • Receive more services than those without a CASA volunteer;
  • Perform better in school (more likely to pass courses, less likely to exhibit poor conduct, and less likely to be expelled);
  • Are more likely to be adopted;
  • Are half as likely to reenter foster care;
  • Are substantially less likely to remain in long term foster care.

ABOUT US

 

The mission of CASA Voices for Children, Inc. is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, through trained volunteers, to obtain a safe, permanent and nurturing environment.

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