Change a child's story. There's a child in foster care waiting for a volunteer like you.
Children who have experienced abuse or neglect face a frightening, profound unknown. Courtrooms. Foster care. New schools. No child should face these alone. Trained and supported CASA volunteers advocate in court on behalf of these children. They stay with each child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.
She understands what I mean when I say something. She lets me know people love me. She says stuff to cheer me up.
CASA Child, Age 6-11
Our CASA makes sure we get to see our siblings. Became our family. Encourages us, guides us, listens to us, loves us and fights for us.
CASA Youth, Age 12-18
Tells the Judge what I really want. She helps me stay in this family. She listens to my questions.
CASA Child, Age 6-12
My CASA talks to me when I'm upset, comes to my football games to support me, and helps me prepare for adulthood.
CASA Youth, Age 13-18
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CASA Voices for Children, Inc. complies with applicable Federal Civil Rights Laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, military service or lack of military service, religious affiliations or belief, or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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.