Imagine losing your parents as a child, not because of something you did, but because of something they did - neglected to care for you. Now into your life come dozens of strangers; police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers and more.
Having a CASA volunteer means having at your side a trained and committed adult that is appointed by a judge to advocate for your best interests. To make sure you don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system.
What CASA volunteers do...
Talk to the child/ren, explaining the process of the court system and the roles of the players.
Talk with family and other people knowledgeable about the child/ren’s history.
Review records and provide judges with thorough reports that make recommendations to the court on the child/ren’s best interests and placement.
Encourage child/ren to express hopes and opinions about their case and their preferred outcome.
Monitor court ordered services.
Dr. Joan Moore
Mark Van Burnen
To become a CASA volunteer or learn more...click here