What CASA/GAL Volunteers Do

CASA volunteers work by judicial appointment. They are assigned to a child who is the subject of a court case alleging abuse or neglect, and are asked to help determine the living arrangement that is in the child’s best interest.

This process involves:

  • Investigating the circumstances behind a child’s placement in foster care.
  • Interviewing parents, siblings, relatives, foster parents, doctors and teachers.
  • Visiting the child multiple times in various settings
  • Identifying resources for the child and helping to ensure the child obtains needed services.
  • Reviewing relevant facts of the case.
  • Monitoring and supporting the child as the court case progresses.
  • Writing and submitting a report to the court recommending placement and treatment options that are in the child’s best interest.