When a child enters the foster care system, they enter into a world of unknowns. Where will I live today? When will I see my parents? Who are these strangers asking questions about me and my family? Lots of things are changing in a child’s life during this time. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a community volunteer, just like you, who is appointed by a judge to step in and be a light for a child in foster care. CASAs are appointed to a child’s case and advocate on their behalf in the court system. They are the eyes and ears of the court, and they ensure that the child does not get lost or overlooked in the child welfare system.