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casa_slider1_2013What is a CASA Volunteer? CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are trained community volunteers appointed by the courts to represent the best interest of children in abuse and neglect cases. CASAs investigate and gather information to offer judges so they have the critical facts they need to ensure the children’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Volunteers stay involved with the cases until the children are placed in safe and permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

What do children gain from having a CASA volunteer?

CASA volunteers are a source of hope and support for child victims as they wait for the courts to decide where they may safely live. Advocates help children access the services they need to heal from their abuse. Information gathered by CASA volunteers for the judge helps expedite the court process and provide better outcomes for children under the court’s protection. A CASA can make an immediate and critical impact on the life of a child.

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