5 Things to Know About CASA (during the Spring 2020 Shelter-in-Place Order)

  1. The courts are still operating, and so are we

    Many court programs like Franklin and Montgomery Counties are still conducting shelter care and other essential hearings as needed, that means our CASA Volunteers are continuing their work on cases, and advocating in court if possible. If children are in stable and appropriate placements like PCCs, these are considered non-essential and are on hold in most counties to keep the community safe. More information on individual counties can be found here

  2. Local programs are still training volunteers

    With more than 50 counties in Ohio with CASA programs, a majority of them have shifted to virtual meetings and webinars to continue to train new volunteers, and to ensure continued education of our more than 2,000 volunteers across Ohio. Local program information can be located here

  3. Volunteers are still volunteering

    Our volunteers continue to have virtual check in with the youth on their cases, and are still researching and writing reports to advocate for the child’s best interest. Our PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA Program is currently highlighting some of their volunteers on their Facebook page — learn more about their journey here

  4. CASA Day in Ohio celebrations on April 30th are still happening, and we want you to join our virtual celebration

    This year’s event was to be hosted by our Athens County CASA Program, and they are continuing awareness initiatives all month long! Follow along for updates and activities on their Facebook page

  5. We are still accepting donations

    It takes approximately $1,500 a year to train a CASA volunteer and support them through the advocacy process. By donating to Ohio CASA, a local program, or showing your support through a Celebrate Kids! license plate, you are helping teens like Jamel, and volunteers like Tracy, whose stories from Lucas County give an inside look into the difference we make every day.