The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) concept is based on the commitment that every child has a right to a safe and permanent home. The Judicial District VII CASA Program Inc. is committed to providing all abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children a voice in the Court process and in the community
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) concept is based on the commitment that every child has a right to a safe permanent home.
Judicial District VII CASA Program, Inc., recruits, trains, screens, coordinates and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of these children, throughout their involvement in the Judicial System. When a child is removed from his or her home as a result of abuse or neglect, a Judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to research the background of the child and report his or her findings to the Court along with recommendations as to what must happen to ensure that the child best interests will be met. Once the Court has reached a decision, volunteers monitor the case to assure that the Orders of the Court are being followed, until the case has been resolved or dismissed. Each CASA volunteer has the assistance of a Volunteer Attorney who reviews the CASA’s Report to Court and provides technical and legal support, in the court and throughout the case.
Your support will make a lifelong, positive impact for abused and neglected children. More than three million children are reported abused or neglected each year in the United States. 600,000 of these children are in foster care because they cannot safely live with their families.
SUPPORT FOR THE CHILDREN