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.
"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?
8-10 hours a month
30 hours pre-service
Interested in becoming a
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!