Attend a 45-minute info session to hear about the roles and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer.
Every child HAS a chance – it’s you.
By becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer, you can help keep abused and neglected children safe, giving them a chance at finding happiness.
CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.
What do CASA volunteers do?
CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in his or her daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. You spend a significant amount of time with the child, gaining his or her trust.
CASA volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge, advocating for the child’s needs while in the foster care system. As a volunteer, you commit to represent a child’s best interests until the child reaches a safe, permanent home.
To Become a CASA volunteer means you are:
•Willing to commit at least one year of your time
•Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
•Willing to participate in an in-depth training program
•Able to pass criminal and CPS history background checks
•Over age 21
Ready to Speak Up for a Child Who Needs You?
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Info Session are held every 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:30am at the CASA office located at 1001 S. 10th Ave. in Edinburg.