CASA of Dutchess County
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
Locationc/o Mental Health America of Dutchess County, Inc.515 Haight AvePoughkeepsie, NY 12603 United States
"I Am For The Child"
Having a CASA as part of Family Court proceedings guarantees that there’s always going to be someone who’s purely on the side of those who matter most-the children. CASA's are volunteers and complete 40 hours of training and ten hours of Family Court observation before being sworn in by the Chief Judge of the Family Court.
CASAs will visit and interview everyone needed to get a clear picture of the situation, whether it’s parents, foster parents, teachers, doctors-you name it. If needed, they will submit a written report for a hearing and even testify. Most CASA volunteers feel passionate about their work and volunteer for years.