NEEDED: Voices for children in Foster Care
CASA of Yavapai County - Prescott
CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are needed to speak up for children in foster care. Every year more than 500,000 children in the United States are processed through the overburdened Court and Child Welfare System. These children have suffered physical, emotional and even sexual abuse; others have been abandoned. In 1977 a Seattle Judge created the CASA program to ensure each child in the court system receives the required attention. The goal of a CASA volunteer is to ensure each child is placed in a safe, loving, permanent home when they can grow and thrive. The CASA volunteer is trained by professionals in the legal and child welfare fields, and receives supervision and support throughout the life of the case. Fingerprinting and background checks are required, and training is provided and required on an ongoing basis.
About CASA of Yavapai County - Prescott
Yavapai County Courthouse, 120 S. Cortez, Room 402, Prescott, AZ 86301, US
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.