Who is a CASA volunteer?

it might be you

CASA volunteers are everyday people with a passion for helping children. 

Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASA) volunteers advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Their best-interest advocacy helps ensure that children are safe, have a permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive.

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"As a judge, I had to make tough decisions. I

had to decide whether to take a child from

the only home he’s ever known, or leave him someplace where he might possibly be

abused. I needed someone who could tell

me what was best for that child – from

the child’s viewpoint.

 

That’s what a CASA does."

 

Former Superior Court Judge Soukup

-Founder of CASA

Speak up for a

child who’s been abused or neglected.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in court. Our volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child.

CASA volunteers stay with each case until it is closed (up to 18 months) and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child. 

Our best-interest advocacy is driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin, if that can be safely achieved.

What are the commitments?

Time commitment:

8-10 hours a month

Training requirement:

30 hours pre-service

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Continuing Education:

12 hours/year

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Interested in becoming a

CASA volunteer?

Please complete the form below and CASA Partners 4NMKIDS will respond within 2-3 business days.  

We thank you for your interest, and look forward to speaking with you!

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