Fairfax CASA
Change a Child's Story. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Company: Fairfax CASA
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Location: 4103 Chain Bridge Rd, # 200, Fairfax, VA, 22030
Project Details

A new case of child abuse or neglect enters the Fairfax County Domestic & Juvenile Relations Court system once every 38 hours. These children need dedicated, caring advocates to help ensure that their best interests are represented in court.

That's where Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, enter the picture. CASA volunteers investigate a child's situation and speak for the best interests of the child. Volunteers visit the children on their cases twice a month and interview social workers, therapists, teachers and other professionals, all the while gathering information to report to court. Volunteers receive extensive training and are supervised by a professional staff.

The CASA volunteer is often the one consistent adult in these children's lives, helping protect their fundamental right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow within a nurturing family.

For details, contact Shaina Goldberg, Manager of Volunteer Recruitment at Fairfax CASA, at 703-273-3526 sgoldberg@casafairfax.org or visit www.fairfaxcasa.org.

General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Requires an average of 12-15 hours per month
  • Must see a case through to completion, which may last several years
  • Category
    Advocacy & Human Rights
    Children & Youth
    Justice & Legal
    Skills Area
    Critical Thinking
    People Skills
    Basic Computer Skills