Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.
Volunteers help children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.
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CASA volunteers are not therapists nor official legal counsel. They are, in essence, a friend and responsible advocate with the goal of securing a solid home for a child so that he or she has a fighting chance to become a fulfilled, happy adult. Our CASA advocates are YOU!