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A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer
appointed by a judicial officer to provide advocacy for a child who
is under the jurisdiction of the courts due to abuse or neglect. The
CASA serves as the "eyes and ears" of the judge for children in foster care.
Volunteers spend time with children, monitor needed services, and provide
child-focused recommendations to the court based on the best interest of
the children they serve. The CASA advocate offers support, guidance, and
friendship in a consistent, caring and non-judgmental relationship. New
volunteers are given comprehensive training to prepare them for the types
of issues and situations that might arise during their work with their
assigned child. We are always looking for more volunteers so that we can
serve a greater number of deserving children. Volunteering as a CASA offers
the chance to make a tremendous difference in these children's lives.