CASA stands for: Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers are regular citizens like you, appointed by the courts, who have been trained to be child advocates for neglected and abused children in the foster care court system. They are trained to assure that the rights and needs of children are at the forefront of decisions that are being made by judges and lawyers and family members. For many neglected and abused children their CASA volunteer is the only reliable adult presence in their lives. And that single volunteer can often be enough to change a child’s story and make a positive impact for generations to come.
Join us until every child in need has a CASA volunteer to look out for their needs. The children are waiting for us. They are waiting for you!
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA child advocate, you are empowered by the courts to help a child make this dream a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
Each year, CASA child advocate volunteers give abused children a voice. A voice that helps them live better lives. A voice that protects them. A voice that helps them find their own strength to be successful.
That voice could be yours. Ready to stand up for a child who needs you? See how you can make a difference in a child’s life.
Children in foster care who have aCASA volunteer are more likely to succeed in school and adjust to change. And they’re half as likely to re-enter the foster care system later. By getting involved with CASA, you can make all the difference for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect in you community. Get involved, and change a child’s story.