Every day, abused and neglected children in Oregon are taken from their homes and placed in foster care because their parents are unable to care for them. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are a special kind of volunteer. When a child is taken into protective custody, their volunteer advocate provides a voice in court and dedicated support in finding a safe and permanent home where the child will thrive.
CASAs are ordinary people. . . men and women, executives, retirees, busy professionals. . . who give their time and their hearts to make an extraordinary difference for some of our community's most vulnerable children. As a CASA volunteer, you will get to know the child for whom you are advocating. You will investigate and gather information, advocate for the child, make recommendations to the Court, and monitor the progress of the case. The information you gather and your recommendations help the Court make informed decisions.
CASA of Clackamas County will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for the child's best interest. A CASA volunteer typically spends 10-20 hours per month on their case.
Take the first step in making a difference in the life of a Clackamas County foster child by attending a CASA 101 Orientation. Please visit our website training page to find out when the next CASA 101 Orientation will be held at www.casa-cc.org/how-to-help/volunteer/orientation-and-training-schedule.html.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 1 case (average time 2 years) +