CASA Request Form
CASA Volunteer Advocates are community members trained to recognize and understand the educational, social-emotional, and physical needs of vulnerable children and to fight for their best interests in court.
CASA Volunteer Advocates handle only one case at a time, giving them the time to thoroughly explore the history and circumstances of each child.
CASA Volunteer Advocates are appointed by a Family Court judge. CASA volunteers:
Get to know the child by meeting with them at least once a week;
Identify the child’s needs by gathering information from teachers, parents, service providers and other persons of support;
Report their observations and recommendations to the Judge in every court hearing involving the child;
Work alongside attorneys and social workers as an official of the judicial proceedings to advocate for the best interest of the child;
Remain a consistent adult in the life of the child throughout their journey in family court;
Ensure children are in a safe home, receive proper medical care and have receive the support needed to be successful in school.
Children with a CASA receive more court-ordered services, spend less time in out-of-home care and are more likely to succeed in school.
If you would like a court appointed special advocate (CASA) to be assigned to your child(ren)'s case, please complete the form below. The final decision as to whether a CASA becomes assigned to your case will be made by the presiding family court judge. CASA can not guarantee assignment.