Voices for Children recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who advocate for children in court, school, and the community. These very special volunteers are called Court Appointed Special Advocates or "CASAs."
CASAs are advocates, investigators, and problem solvers. Children in foster care have been abused and neglected, and have been removed from their homes. With the support of a CASA from Voices for Children, a child in foster care is more likely to succeed, receive vital services, and find a safe, permanent home.
CASAs work one-on-one with a child or sibling group. They are a source of consistency, visiting regularly with their case children. CASAs also review reports, interact with professionals working on the child's case, and provide information to Juvenile Court judges so that they can make informed decisions and ensure the child's needs are met.
Voices for Children provides comprehensive training and professional staff support throughout your service. No prior experience is necessary. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a child in foster care!