Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


373 S. High Street, 15th FloorColumbus, OH 43215


Ohio law requires courts to appoint either a private attorney or a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for innocent child victims of abuse. CASA volunteers complete an extensive screening and training process and are officially sworn in as officers of the court. CASA exists to serve the most at-risk and severe cases of child abuse/neglect in the community. These children come from extreme circumstances with high needs requiring individualized attention. No other organization trains volunteers to advocate for children involved in violent abuse and severe neglect in Franklin County. A CASA GAL represents the child’s voice in court as a consistent advocate for the child’s basic needs and services while collaborating with community partners to form a strong family support network.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours training: 5-10 hours monthly once trained

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