When a child enters the child welfare system due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in juvenile court. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA.
The CASA Solution
"CASA" Stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate
CASA volunteers are screened, comprehensively trained, and supervised by CASA program staff to provide consistent, caring support for abused and neglected children throughout their time in the child protection system. CASA volunteers:
· Develop relationships with their case children and routinely assess their well being
· Check in with teachers, care providers, and service providers
· Recommend necessary services for their case children
· Submit periodic reports to the Court with recommendations on what’s in the child’s best-interests.