LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Need You: Be A CASA
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CASA of Maricopa County
3131 West Durango Street
LGBTQ youth enter foster care for many of the same reasons non-LGBTQ youth enter care, but LGBTQ youth may have additional trauma if they are mistreated because of their sexual identity, gender identity or gender expression. These youth need an advocate in court fighting for their best interest and for LGBTQ specific services and support.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is an everyday citizen appointed by a judge to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes. No prior experience is necessary. We provide all the training you’ll need, along with a team to support you on your case. Your role will be to gather information from reports, social workers, doctors, family members and other professionals in the child's life. With the information you collect, you’ll represent the child’s best interest in court. A child with a CASA is more likely to receive targeted services and spend less time in out of home care.