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CASA of Maricopa County’s mission is to ensure that the best interests of an abused or neglected child are represented in court, so no child falls through the cracks. The program trains and empowers community volunteers to serve at the request ... Read more
CASA of Maricopa County’s mission is to ensure that the best interests of an abused or neglected child are represented in court, so no child falls through the cracks. The program trains and empowers community volunteers to serve at the request of Maricopa County Juvenile Court Judges as advocates for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents.
CASA of Maricopa County - Phoenix Metro Area
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is the only agency authorized to advocate for the best interests of child victims in Arizona. CASA volunteers hold to the belief that there are no hopeless children, only children who have yet to experience hope.
Who Becomes a CASA Volunteer? CASA volunteers are everyday people just like you. They are realtors, school principals, pilots, web designers, plumbers, small business owners, retirees and stay-at-home moms and dads and vary in age from 21 to 83.
No special skills or degrees are required, only the desire to make a difference in an abused child's life. You must be at least 21 years of age, participate in our comprehensive screening process and training program, and make a 15-20 hour monthly commitment in order to ensure stability for the children we serve.
The only special background you should have is the heart to care for the most vulnerable children in our community, and the determination to do something about their current situation.
I believe in a organization that has its priority on helping the children, I call them little people because they are people, and because they are young and vulnerable they sometimes cannot speak up for themselves in certain situations and environment. I was a Casa volunteer in my home state of Illinois and I am so glad to find one here, now that I am close to retirement I want to continue my work as a Casa volunteer, I am so interesting in this type of volunteerism that I am pursuing and education in the field of Social Work at the University I am enrolled in Community College and will be graduating in 2011