Erie County CASA Program

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

111 East Shoreline Drive, Suite 5Sandusky, OH 44870 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To recruit, train, monitor and maintain CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers who are appointed by the Judge of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division as Guardians Ad Litem to represent the "best interest" of abused, neglected and dependent children in court.

Description

Since 1991, the Erie County CASA Program has been providing community-based trained volunteer advocates who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers are trained to research a child's unique circumstances in order to make fact-based recommendations to the court by focusing on the child's best interest. The CASA volunteer facilitates resources and services in order to meet the needs of the child. The CASA volunteer collaborates with other agency professionals on a regular basis to monitor the parent's or caregivers case progress. The CASA volunteer remains on the case until the child finds a safe and permanent home. The CASA volunteer is responsible for attending all case court hearings, conducting monthly face to face visits with assigned child, and attend all case meetings.

We pride ourselves on being the only non-profit agency providing such a service to our community's most vulnerable victims - the abused and neglected children of Erie County, Ohio.

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