The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is to provide every child who enters the court system, by no fault of their own, due to allegations of abuse or neglect, a trained community volunteer to make recommendations for their best interest.. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, and 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/they can thrive. It is the CASA's vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child.
There is a job to do and volunteers are needed.I have been a GAL in both Lorain and Geagua counties.
Akron is too far for me as I live in Seven Hills but I can tell you that the difference an objective caring adult who has the ears of the judge is worth its weight in gold in the life of a child
You learn to be observant not just with your eyes but with your ears. You learn to see what isn't shown and to hear what isn't said. You learn to record facts not feelings and you learn that for all the giving of time, effort and heart you will become richer and so will humanity.