Join your local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Sacramento program and a nationwide network of over 85,000 CASA volunteers in the fight against child abuse and neglect. CASA is a research-based, effective program of trained, competent, court-appointed community volunteers stepping forward to deliver greater efficiency in government systems, and significantly improved outcomes for the abused and neglected children they serve. Attending an orientation is the first step in becoming a CASA volunteer.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is an official part of judicial proceedings, working alongside attorneys and social workers. The volunteer talks with the youth, parents, family members, neighbors, school officials, doctors and others involved in the youth’s background who might have facts about the case. The volunteer reviews all court facts about the case and the volunteer also reviews all court documents pertaining to the case. He or she then is expected to submit formal reports to the Judge at every scheduled hearing/review. The CASA volunteer continues to monitor the case to assure that the judicial and child welfare systems are moving ahead to secure a safe, permanent home for the youth, and that court-ordered services are provided to the youth and family. The CASA is an invaluable resource for the attorney for the youth and social worker in reaching their goals for permanency.
There are many benefits to volunteering as a CASA. These include the opportunity to:
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Join your local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Sacramento program and a nationwide network of over 85,000 CASA volunteers in the fight against child abuse and neglect. CASA is a research-based, effective program of trained…