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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 am currently enrolled with Kaplan University working on my associate's degree in criminal justice. My professor has just reviewed our classes S.M.A.R.T. Goals for our desired career and the path of education. She's suggested I get more involved in volunteering, specifically mentioning CASA. A little over 3 years ago I initiated volunteering on my own with CASA of Georgia. I met with group and spoke with Steve Gill. I unfortunately had a medical emergency not two days after the meeting which totally changed my life at that time. Obviously it's been quite a while and like I said I'm currently enrolled in criminal justice classes and my professor believes volunteering with CASA is a GREAT step towards realizing my goals. I already know a lot about your organization and would ABSOLUTELY recommend this to a friend or colleague.
Thank you. I look forward to hearing back from you.
~Stephanie Espinosa (Hiss)