CASA volunteers are assigned to a case by a Juvenile Court Judge. They conduct thorough research on the background of the case, reviewing documents and interviewing people who are involved in the child’s life. This may include teachers, therapists, extended family, doctors, etc. The CASA volunteer then make reports to the court, recommending what they believe is best for each child and providing information that will help the judge make an informed decision. CASA volunteers can also be instrumental in assuring that a child receives services which the court has ordered – things like counseling or special education.
During the life of a case, a CASA volunteer monitors the child’s situation and may be the only constant in the child’s life as they move through the child welfare system.
For more information, please visit the Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. website.