Court Appointed Special Advocates
Wayne County CASA
Become an advocate today. Each year in Wayne County, thousands of children are abused , neglected or abandon by their families through no fault of their own. Many of these children have been removed from their home and placed into foster care. If you have a true desire to making a difference in a child's life and the belief that every child deserves a safe, permanent home and quickly as possible, then this may be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you. Our volunteers are screened, trained and then sworn in by the "Presiding Judge of Juvenile court to advocate and provide fact based reports to the court.
Our training is held via zoom in the comfort of the space you choose. Our next training will begin in October 2021. To be considered submit your application today. Don't delay volunteer today.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Wayne County CASA
1025 East Forest Avenue, Building B, Room 118, Detroit, MI 48207, US
The Wayne County CASA program will advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children, in court proceedings, by providing trained community volunteers.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate program is a national support program for abused and neglected children involved in judicial proceedings. It has been reported that nearly 400,000 children are removed from their families and placed in foster care each year. The CASA program is designed to promote and protect the chldren's best interests and to advocate for a safe and permanent home. CASA achieves its goal by appointing community volunteers to gather relevant information about the child's case and make recommendatinos to the judge. Recent research has indicated that children assigned to a CASA volunteer are more likely to spend less time in the court system and receive permanent placement. The CASA program is represented in 50 states and operating in nearly 600 courts.