How Do CASA Volunteers Help Children?
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. Read more evidence of effectiveness.
Don’t have time to volunteer? You can still be a key part of the solution!
Other ways to get involved:
- Become a CASA Board or Committee member
- Help with CASA fundraisers
- Assist in the office
- Engage the larger community in the CASA mission
Reach out to us and, together, we will find the best way for you to help ensure the safety and well-being of abused and neglected children.