Advocate for a Child Who Experienced Abuse and Neglect
CASA volunteers are ordinary women and men who step forward to advocate for abused and neglected children in New Hampshire’s court system. Volunteers spend time getting to know the child or children they are working with and gather information from the important adults in each child’s life so they may make qualified, unbiased recommendations to a judge about what they believe to be in the best interests of the child.
Our volunteers help change a child’s story from one of abuse or neglect, to stability and security.
- Spend quality time getting to know the child on their case
- Speak regularly with parents, relatives, foster parents, social workers, teachers and medical providers
- Identify any unmet needs of the child and determine solutions with child’s support team
- Write a court reports, attend court hearings and speak to the judge about the child’s progress
Volunteers spend about 10-15 hours a month on their case, with more time spent in the first 90 days of the case assignment. They stay with the case until the child is in a safe, permanent home or another permanent solution is in place.
Have questions before you apply? Sign up for one of our virtual info sessions at www.casanh.org/infosessions.
Apply online at www.casanh.org/apply.
About CASA of New Hampshire, Inc. - Manchester
PO Box 1327, Manchester, NH 03105, US
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire provides a voice for abused and neglected children and youth by empowering a statewide network of trained volunteers to advocate on their behalf so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire is a nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused or neglected children throughout the state. CASA volunteer advocates get to know a child and the important people in that child’s life to provide vital information to help a judge make decisions based on the best interests of the child.
CASA advocates truly change a child’s story.
Since CASA was founded in 1989, we have given more than 10,000 New Hampshire children a voice in District and Family courts and a chance at a brighter future.
Multiple locations Plymouth, NH 03264
November 24, 2021
- Family Law
- Child Advocacy
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15 hours a month until the child is in a safe, permanent home or another permanent solution is in place
- All volunteers must submit an application at www.casanh.org/apply. All volunteers receive 40 hours of comprehensive pre-service training.