The mission of CASA of Gratiot County is to provide advocacy for neglected, abused, and at-risk children in the Family Division of the 29th Judicial Circuit Court, promote the best interest of the child, and establish safety and permanency for all children. CASA of Gratiot County is committed to work, in the court system, through screened, trained and dedicated volunteers in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources.
CASA of Gratiot County is a program of Child Advocacy that looks out for the best interests of abused and neglected children as they make their way through the family court system. CASA accomplishes this by recruiting, screening, and training volunteer advocates to speak on behalf of children in Gratiot County. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who are empowered to become a voice for abused/neglected children in our community. Learn More Here! Since its creation by the family court judge in Seattle, Court Appointed Special Advocates has become one of the most effective programs of its kind. Children who are appointed a CASA volunteer are: - More likely to find a safe, permanent home. - More likely to receive services while in the system. - More likely to stay in fewer foster homes. - More likely to have consistent, responsible adult presence. - More likely to pass all courses in school.