Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provide focused child advocacy so that no child lingers in the foster care system without the security of a safe, nurturing and permanent family. The volunteer advocates review records and talk to everyone involved the child’s life to determine what is in the child’s best interest. The volunteer reports these findings to the judge who then uses that information to determine where that child should live on a permanent basis.Advocates work with parents to access services they need to stabilize their lives and improve their parenting skills so that family can be reunited. But when reunification is not appropriate, advocates help to quickly find relatives or adoptive parents who can provide a permanent and stable home.
Volunteers are provided the training to give them the tools they need to be the best possible advocate for the children and youth they will serve. After completing training and background screening, our volunteers focus on one or two cases at a time while receiving guidance and advice from a professional supervisor.