Advocate for abused and neglected children in Eastern Iowa
CASA Program - 7th Judicial District
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is a state funded program which recruits, trains, and supervises adult volunteers to represent the best interests of children in certain abuse and neglect cases.
Volunteers are assigned to serve as an effective voice in court for abused and neglected children, strengthening efforts to ensure that each child is living in a safe, permanent and nuturing home.
The Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are mandated by law to review the case of each child in the foster care system every six months. Seven volunteer citizens from the local communities come together to form a board. The board will meet once a month to review the cases of children in out-of-home placements. Persons responsible for the child are invited to come before the board to share information about the progress being made to achieve safety, permanency, and positive developmental outcomes for the children growing up in the foster care system.
CASAs are needed in Muscatine, Cedar, Jackson, Clinton and Scott Counties
About CASA Program - 7th Judicial District
2942 Brady St, Ste A, Davenport, IA 52732, US
The Iowa CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate program is commited to train volunteers who would be appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children in the court system.
The Iowa CASA program, operates under the auspice of the Executive Branch of the State of Iowa. Volunteers become the voice of abused and neglected children in the court system, who otherwise would slip through the cracks of an already over-burdened child-welfare system. CASA volunteers also become the eyes and ears of the judge who appoints them to advocate on the best interest of the child.