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The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Read more
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
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.
I became a CASA (court appointed special advocate) 1 year ago. The 12 week training through CASA was excellent. I totally knew what I was obligating myself, and felt totally prepared and motivated. I was assigned a case one year ago with 5 children. The kids have been so rewarding to work with. CASA as an organization has so much respect, that I was allowed privileges necessary to advocate in the best interest of the children in my assigned case. This has been an extremely rewarding and worthwhile use of my time this past year. I highly recommend becoming involved with the CASA organization, or any organization that advocates for the best interest of children in Foster care.