Are You Ready to be the Voice for a Child Who Needs You?
Court Appointed Special Advocates are specially trained community volunteers appointed by Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judges to speak in the best interest of children who are brought before the court for reasons of abuse or neglect. The CASA is an official part of the judicial proceedings, working alongside attorneys, social workers and other professionals. By handling only two or three cases at a time, the CASA has time to thoroughly explore the history of each assigned case.
To become an advocate:
CASA CIS has been appointing specially trained volunteers to abused and neglected children since 1994. Currently, CASA CIS is serving over 500 children in 2 Court jurisdictions (Greater Prince William including Manassas City and Manassas Park and Fauquier which encompasses Fauquier, Rappahannock and Loudoun Counties). CASA plays an integral part in assuring that children do not become lost in our court system and that permanency laws are followed.
The CASA program is dedicated to the premise that all children are entitled to grow up in a safe and loving home. The CASA program is committed to reunification of child/children with their biological family, when that home can be made safe for the child/children. Most important is the CASA’s role in ensuring that all decisions regarding the child are in their best interest.