Volunteer

 

Youíve just inquired about the most rewarding and empowering volunteer opportunity that exists to make a difference in a childís life.

What does having a CASA Volunteer mean to an abused child? Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did, but because they canít - or wonít - take care of you. Now, into your life come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers, and more. Having a CASA Volunteer means having by your side a trained and committed adult who has been appointed by a judge to watch over and advocate for your best interests. That volunteer will make sure you donít get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They will be there for you until your case is closed. It can make the difference between homelessness and a safe home, between dropping out and completing school, between unemployment and success, between jail and becoming a productive member of society.

CASA Volunteers are the only volunteers that are appointed by a judge and empowered to stand up for an abused or neglected child in court.

 

Download and Print a Volunteer Application

 

 

 

 

 

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