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Change a Child's Story. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

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A new case of child abuse or neglect enters the Fairfax County Domestic & Juvenile Relations Court system once every 38 hours. These children need dedicated, caring advocates to help ensure that their best interests are represented in court.

That's where Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, enter the picture. CASA volunteers investigate a child's situation and speak for the best interests of the child. Volunteers visit the children on their cases twice a month and interview social workers, therapists, teachers and other professionals, all the while gathering information to report to court. Volunteers receive extensive training and are supervised by a professional staff.

The CASA volunteer is often the one consistent adult in these children's lives, helping protect their fundamental right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow within a nurturing family.

For details, contact Alexis Shield, Manager of Volunteer Recruitment at Fairfax CASA, at 703-273-3526 ashield@casafairfax.org or visit www.fairfaxcasa.org.

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About Fairfax CASA


4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200, Fairfax, VA 22030, US

Mission Statement

To recruit, train, and support trained volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court dependency proceedings to ensure that these children find a safe and permanent home and receive the the services they need.


CASA is a national grass-roots volunteer organization that was founded by a juvenile court judge in 1977. Fairfax CASA was established in 1989. We recruit, screen, train and support lay volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court proceedings. Volunteers must complete 36-hours of training.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200Fairfax, VA 22030



  • Critical Thinking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Child Welfare


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Requires an average of 12-15 hours per month
  • Must see a case through to completion, which may last several years

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