Change a child's story. There's a child in foster care waiting for a volunteer like you.
Children who have experienced abuse or neglect face a frightening, profound unknown. Courtrooms. Foster care. New schools. No child should face these alone. Trained and supported CASA volunteers advocate in court on behalf of these children. They stay with each child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.
She understands what I mean when I say something. She lets me know people love me. She says stuff to cheer me up.
CASA Child, Age 6-11
Our CASA makes sure we get to see our siblings. Became our family. Encourages us, guides us, listens to us, loves us and fights for us.
CASA Youth, Age 12-18
Tells the Judge what I really want. She helps me stay in this family. She listens to my questions.
CASA Child, Age 6-12
My CASA talks to me when I'm upset, comes to my football games to support me, and helps me prepare for adulthood.
CASA Youth, Age 13-18
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a volunteer commitment unlike any other. CASA volunteers are trained, dedicated adults who advocate for a child’s best interests in juvenile court. The information gathered by the volunteer is submitted to the court. These recommendations and concerns help to better inform the the Judge as he or she makes decisions on the case. CASA volunteers are guided by their advocate supervisors who provide coaching and oversight throughout the case.
To be a CASA volunteer, you:
Canadian County CASA serves children in Canadian County. Click here to fill out an application form online. For more information or if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us today. You can make a difference in a child's life.
Making a Difference
The CASA volunteer visits the child(ren) on his or her case at least monthly to assess how well they are doing in their current placement and develop a rapport with the child. To learn more about the difference Canadian County CASA makes, contact us today!
The National CASA Association has determined that children with a CASA volunteer on their cases: