When an abused or neglected child is removed from home, their world is turned upside down. Social workers, lawyers and judges swoop in to help while the child struggles to pick up the pieces and make sense of what’s happened.
When you volunteer to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate – CASA – (known in some states as a Guardian ad litem), you become a crucial voice for a child. A CASA becomes familiar with his/her child’s case and make recommendations to the court so that child will have a safe, loving home. No special education or background is required to be a CASA, just a willingness to be trained and a desire to help abused and neglected children find a safe and permanent home.