CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.
Basically, you are an extra set of ears and eyes for the judge. You gather information about a child abuse or neglect type of case, then you report to the judge your findings and recommendations. You work for the JUDGE. Not CPS, not a lawyer.
How do you become a CASA?
You fill out an application, you get an interview, you go through pretraining, training, post-training, then you get sorn in at your district's court house.
There simply aren't enough volunteers. These children need you!
Go to this website for more information.. http://www.casaforchildren.org/site/c.mtJSJ7MPIsE/b.5301295/k.BE9A/Home.htm
Being a CASA, you can help prevent things like this from happening:
Or maybe if this child had a CASA, he wouldn't STILL be longing for a family, at age 15:
PLEASE, help these children. I am a CASA. You can become one too!