How We Help
Who helps this child rebuild trust? The CASA volunteer.
The CASA volunteer accepts responsibility for one child (or sibling group) and becomes that child’s voice in the system. More importantly, they are the child’s friend. The CASA volunteer is unique–working in the system without being from the system. In this volunteer role, the CASA volunteer visits the child(ren) regularly and also talks to the parents, teachers, caseworkers, doctors, and therapists to learn all perspectives and share an unbiased view of the child’s situation with the judge. CASA volunteers help kids through the system safely, quickly, and more effectively. Children with a CASA volunteer do better in school and are more likely to find a safe, permanent home.
All too often, the CASA volunteer is the only constant adult in the child’s life during a frightening, uncertain time of seemingly endless changes. Few volunteer roles have such a critical and immediate impact on the life of a child, as that of a CASA volunteer.