Advocates for Children provides support to children in foster care through a national program, CASA. Trained volunteers help abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system by assessing the child’s situation and reports to the judge what is in the best interest of the child. Our goal is to advocate for a safe, permanent home for each child.
The highly trained volunteers for CASA are the independent voice for abused and neglected children during court proceedings. CASA volunteers are the most intensely trained of Advocates’ volunteers, with over 30 hours of class time and 10 hours of court observation, as well as experience with DFCS, juvenile court, and other entities. The CASA office serves as a home for our CASA employees and more than 80 CASA volunteers who act as a much needed voice for children who have been placed in DFCS care.