Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trains members of the community to advocate in court for neglected and abused children. Children who are in foster care and are going through family court often don't have a voice. A CASA volunteer is someone who can give that child a voice. Someone who forms a direct relationship with the child. Someone who will visit that child in their home every month. Someone who will make sure their needs are addressed. CASA volunteers commit to 10-15 hours a month for 2 years (the average time to close a case) You don't need any previous special training. We will train you. You just need to care about our most vulnerable citizens. Apply or find out more on our website www.casaphiladelphia.org.
CASA is currently accepting applications for our July 2021 Virtual Training! We anticipate many new cases in the new year in response to COVID-19 delays and the stress the virus has put on many families in Philadelphia. Training is run two afternoons a week for the month. Once an advocate work is both virtual/online and in person when possible. We hope you can be the one caring adult that a child in foster care is waiting for! Apply today!
The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia County is to train and support community volunteers to advocate for the health, safety, stability and well-being of abused and neglected children.
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.