Becoming an advocate is an investment of time, energy, and heart. But as many advocates have said of the children they worked with, “It wasn’t about what I gave them, it was what they showed me.”
CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate for abused and neglected children. As children enter the foster care system, an advocate is assigned to monitor their case as it proceeds through the welfare and judicial system. Advocates act as the eyes and ears of the court, making independent, objective recommendations regarding the child’s best interest, with the goal that each child be placed in a safe and permanent home.