CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that change the lives of abused and negleted children. Here's how it works:
- CASA is appointed to a case by a local judge.
- Appointment usually takes place when a petition is brought before the judge, in cases of reported child abuse or neglect. The judge appoints CASA to the case if he or she would like more information.
- CASA takes the information of both parties and launches an unbiased investigation using volunteer and staff advocates.
- Once the investigation is completed, the volunteer fills out a report, which is then given to all parties in the case and brought before the court.
- The detailed report provides the judge with an accurate depiction of circumstances.
- Volunteer and staff advocates make recommendations in the report which are fact based, and seek to promote the most positive outcome for the child.
- When the proceedings conclude, CASA continues to monitor the case to make sure all court orders are upheld, and the safety of the child continues to be priority.
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Crisis Intervention
- People Skills
- Child Welfare
- Relationship Building
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 30 hour training session