Canadian County CASA, Inc. provides volunteer advocates to speak for the best interests of neglected and deprived children within a court room setting.
We train committed adults to become advocates for abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes. These volunteers are trained and appointed by judges to make best interest recommendations to assist the court in their decisions. No legal or previous experience needed! Speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children! Every child has a chance - it's you! As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer, you can keep abused and neglected children safe while they find permanence. CASA volunteers speak up for a child in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a difference at a critical point in a child's life. What do CASA Volunteers do? CASA volunteers get to know the child and everyone involved in the child's life to advocate for the child's best interest while in the foster care system. CASA Volunteers commit to at least 1 year of advocacy, participate in an in-depth training program, pass background checks, are at least 21+ years old, spend 6-10 hours a month researching, visiting, and attending meetings/hearings on the child's behalf. How Do I Become a CASA? Respond to this need and a staff member will contact you about the next steps to join our organization!