To give a child a CASA is to give them a VOICE. To give them a voice is to give them HOPE. And to give them hope is to give them the WORLD… CASA advocate Dr. George Fennell
LISTEN, SPEAK UP AND ADVOCATE
“All kids should feel loved and know that someone is looking out for them! CASA is such a great program to connect kids with the support and love they need.”
Her message is on the sign… “Children leaves their mark on everything they touch… especially our hearts!”
Take a look at our upcoming training schedule and come learn how you can make a difference for a child in foster care.
What it means to be a CASA volunteer
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA. CASA volunteers are screened, trained, supervised, and provided individualized support to advocate for the best interest of a child in foster care. They are then appointed by a judge to represent and advocate for a child’s best interest, both in the child protection system and in life. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they are able to focus on giving each child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they deserve.
CASA continues to provide volunteer advocacy for children in Bell and Coryell Counties who have experienced abuse and neglect. These volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. While providing quality advocacy, CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in the child’s life as they navigate the foster care system.
BECOME A CASA
CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
With your gift to CASA, you can help our program provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children in our community who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.
CASA of Bell & Coryell Counties has an exciting year planned! Will you join us?