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To recruit, train, and support trained volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court dependency proceedings to ensure that these children find a safe and permanent home and receive the the services they need. Read more
To recruit, train, and support trained volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court dependency proceedings to ensure that these children find a safe and permanent home and receive the the services they need.
CASA is a national grass-roots volunteer organization that was founded by a juvenile court judge in 1977. Fairfax CASA was established in 1989. We recruit, screen, train and support lay volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court proceedings. Volunteers must complete 36-hours of training.
Are you looking to make a difference in the life of a child ? Do you want to continue to learn and develop your own communication skills? Are you a self starter and highly motivated?
Then being a CASA is the right volunteer opportunity for you! Even after years as an educator, translator, and community advocate, I have found being a CASA to be the most fulfilling volunteer work I've ever done. Learning about the foster care system, the cases that DFS deals with, and the difficult situations that exist for children in our community are all very challenging. If you're ready for that and want to meet some of the best and most caring people in our community, this is the volunteer organization you will want to become part of. I feel proud to be a CASA and wish more people would consider becoming one. It's a commitment that demands hard work but gives you personal rewards, personal growth and provides ongoing support from caring peers and well trained professionals.
I have been a volunteer with Fairfax CASA for three years. This is a professional organization that really makes a difference in the lives of the children we help. If you want to be part of what is right in the world then this is the volunteer opportunity for you. It does take a commitment of time and effort - but in return I get so much more. I monitor a case with phone calls, face to face visits, emails and reports. Contact Fairfax CASA today to find out about how you can attend an information session and learn more.
I have been a CASA for 9+ years and in that time have advocated for 15+ children. Volunteering as a CASA is unlike any other endeavor. I get to be the eyes and ears of the Juvenile Court judge and provide an unbiased perspective on myriad facets of the life of a child or children in the justice system due to abuse or neglect. In addition to visiting each child at least twice monthly to see first hand how they are faring, I glean information from teachers, therapists, doctors, extended family members and anyone else who impacts the life of the child's. With the help of CASA staff, I use this information to create a comprehensive report which the judge receives prior to any hearing, allowing them as much data as possible to assist in making their ruling. You will never regret becoming a CASA.
I have a lifelong commitment to serving the children in my community . After 14 years of volunteerism , I saw an article for CASA Volunteers. After attending an information session , I knew Fairfax CASA was the organization for me . 2.5 years later , I am extremely content with the professionalism , commitment and leadership of the organization . The Staff at Fairfax CASA is by far the best in class , We need you !
This is the most rewarding volunteer activity that I have ever participated in. I can't think of a better cause - the children in our community. Fairfax CASA is one of the best run organizations out there and the folks there help you every step along the way to ensure your success in advocting for your child(ren). Apply and start helping the children in your community - they need you!!