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What it means to be a CASA volunteer

When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for every abused child in this area. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.

These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.

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What is New to our Office?

We moved into our new office and officially starting working in the 1500 S Day St. location on Monday October 2.  Please feel free to stop by, but pardon our dust and boxes as we get settled.  It will take some time to get everything    unpacked and in it new place.  We have started a wish list for our new space if you would like to donate or purchase something please visit our amazon wish list at the link below, we are doing our best to keep updating the list as our needs are changing on a sometimes daily basis.  Not sure what you want or can do, we always welcome cash, gift cards, or if you have some time and want to help unpack a few boxes feel free to stop in to the office.  Thanks for       everyone who was able to help with the move we are excited about getting settled in the new building and all the kids that our program will be able to continue to serve as we grow.

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