What CASA Volunteers Do

As independent advocates for children, CASA volunteers gather information about a child's situation, attend court proceedings, and make recommendations to the judge regarding the child's future. 

Visiting the child every month, CASA volunteers are given a court order which enables them to freely gather information from schools, health care professionals, family, therapists, etc. CASA volunteers are able to speak with anyone who can give an idea of what is going on in the child's life.

CASA volunteers are important because they are able to devote more time and attention to a given child than a Department of Family and Children Services case manager. Court Appointed Special Advocates are only assigned one or two cases at a time, rather than the average load of 15-20 cases a typical case manager may be juggling. 

CASA volunteers are independent advocates who report directly to the judge.