11th Circuit CASA Program
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
LocationJuvenile Justice Center1700 South River RoadSt. Charles, MO 63303 United States
The mission of the 11th Circuit CASA Program is to attain a safe, secure and permanent home for every child served. CASA volunteers facilitate this mission by speaking up for children and advocating for their best interest.
CASA Volunteers are trained volunteers who are sworn officers of the court and appointed to advocate for the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect. Through interviews and information gathering, the CASA Volunteer will make sure that the child is getting the services and support they need while in foster care. CASA Volunteers provide the court with a full picture of a child's life and recommend what they think is best for the child through written reports to the Court. As the eyes and ears of the judge, they help aid the judge in making more informed decisions and ensure that the child has a voice in court. The goal of the CASA Program is for children to have a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.