The people who give their time to advocate for children
in court come from many walks of life. Being a CASA volunteer does not require
any special education or background, simply the desire to help abused and
neglected children find safe, permanent homes. Listen as National CASA CEO
Michael Piraino shares thoughts about CASA Volunteers and introduces a young
man whose life was changed by his CASA Volunteer!
CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers
everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare
system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among
hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that! Appointed by judges,
CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying
on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others
may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need
in order to thrive.
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to learn what is involved in becoming a CASA volunteer?
list of typical duties of a CASA Volunteer.