CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the CASA program is designed to train and support volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for these children to make sure that their individual needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. Our vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
In Porter County, CASA has been a part of the Family & Youth Services Bureau since 1989, and is a member program of National CASA. Being a part of the CASA program can be a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.
- Child Advocacy
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training