CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates-Greater Des Moines
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Crisis Support
- Justice & Legal
Location4th Floor -- Lucas Building321 E 12th StreetDes Moines, IA 50319 United States
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. Why Volunteer for CASA? As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make a child’s dream of a forever home a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, fighting for and protecting their right to be treated with the dignity and respect that every child deserves. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so, you will enrich your life as well.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.