Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are volunteers appointed by a judge to recommend the best possible outcome for an abused or neglected child
Whether this means helping to make a connection with adoptive parents or safely reuniting the child with parents or relatives, the ultimate goal of the CASA volunteer is to help ensure that every one of these children can live in a safe and permanent home.
- A CASA does not replace a social worker- but instead works with them.
- A CASA is not a lawyer - however as a CASA you work with the child's attorney.
- A CASA has the unique ability to focus solely on the child.