CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
LocationP.O. Box 866Jeffersonville, IN 47131 United States
MISSION STATEMENT of CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children (A Court Appointed Special Advocate Program) CASA - The Voice of Clark County Children is a Court Appointed Special Advocate program. We train volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused/neglected children in Clark County, Indiana.
CASA - The Voice of Clark County's Children (A Court Appointed Special Advocate Program)
What does CASA do? CASA is an organization of screened and trained volunteers. The CASA volunteer is appointed by the court to a childs case and is an officer of the court. The volunteer is responsible for taking the time to find out as much as possible about the child. They search for information and review records. They interview parents, talk to teachers, social workers, health providers, neighbors, and most importantly spend time with the child. The CASA volunteer does not provide legal representation, that is the role of an attorney. As an independent, objective observer, and based upon the information, the volunteer submits a report to the court and recommends what is best for the childs future. The volunteer will also appear in court and attend hearings regarding the childs case.
Unfortunately, the courts are seeing an increasing number of children in abuse and neglect cases, and more volunteers are needed.
For further information, please contact:
Shannon Holt, Program Director
CASA - The Voice of Clark County Children