After CASA Volunteers complete initial training, they are sworn in then appointed to a case by a judge. Our volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. We serve children from birth through the age defined by state statute as the limit to youth remaining in care. Click here to sign up for more information on volunteering in your local community.
Our best-interest advocacy is driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin, if that can be safely achieved. Most of the children we work with are in foster care, but some are with their family of origin. And, most children who leave foster care do so to return to their family. To learn more about our CASA Volunteer Model implemented by the National CASA/GAL Association, go here.
Find a local CASA Program near you. Scroll below to learn more about each step of the CASA Volunteer Model.