CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA volunteers are advocates for children in foster care, speaking up on their behalf and helping them through what is often a confusing and scary time. With just 10-15 hours a month, CASAs can make a difference in the life of a foster child.
No prior experience is needed. We provide all the training you will need, as well as dedicated staff supervisor to partner with you on the case.
What do CASAs do?
CASAs can change the trajectory of a foster child’s life. They focus on an individual child’s needs, working one-on-one with a child or set of siblings. They use information they gather from various individuals on the child’s case and firsthand observations to advocate for the children’s best interests in Court, as well as in other aspects of their lives, such as education, health, and living arrangements. The CASA’s role is to consider what is in the child’s best interest and to make sure that each child’s individual needs are met.
Visit https://www.speakupnow.org/information-sessions/ to sign up for an upcoming volunteer Information Session:
- Saturday 8/6/2016 from 10:00am - 11:30am
- Friday 8/12/2016 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Wednesday 8/17/2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Thursday 9/8/2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Friday 9/16/2016 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Tuesday 9/20/2016 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15 hours a month
- 18 month minimum commitment