I am for the child who’s had seven addresses in a single year. Because she’s in foster care. Because her father abused her. Because her mother did not believe her. That is the child I am for. And because I am, she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer.

I am you.

Lift up a child’s voice. A child’s life.

Become a CASA

 

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. As a CASA you would establish and maintain contact with a child. CASAs are community volunteers who are professionally trained to gather information about the child and his/her family, identify needs and possible services, speak on behalf of the child in court and monitor court orders and case plans to make sure that the case is moving forward. Responsibilities include meeting with the child monthly; talking with case managers, parents and foster parents; and writing reports for and attending court hearings.

Requirements to become a CASA

  • Volunteers must be 21 or older
  • Volunteers need to commit one to two years of service after you have completed training
  • Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, your own transportation, and be able to travel to surrounding counties if needed
  • Volunteers need some daytime flexibility to attend court hearings and case related meetings
  • Volunteers must submit to a criminal background check
  • Volunteers complete a rigorous 40-hour pre-service training course.
  • If you are a student you will need to live in or be near Atlanta during the summer

Currently there are children waiting for an Advocate. You can make a real difference in the life of a child by volunteering today.

Other Ways to Help

Whether you choose to volunteer a few hours per week in our office, or provide volunteer support for one of our special events, your time and talents are valuable to us.

Click Here to find out other ways you can help.