2nd JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASA PROGRAM
We are a national organization of volunteers that judges appoint to speak for the safety and well-being of abused and neglected children. By being independent investigators and advocates, our volunteers can make all the difference in these children’s lives.
In 2011 our program represented over 178 abused children in the seven counties we serve.
Become a Volunteer.
Make a difference in the life of an abused child.
Children are waiting for you!
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Key Facts About Our Cause
- CASA is unique, the only program where everyday citizens are appointed by judges to speak up for a child’s safety and well-being.
- Children assigned to CASA volunteers are victims of abuse and neglect.
- CASA is a national cause with 68,000 volunteers in over 970 locations across the country. Last year we served about a quarter of a million children, about one-third of the over 780,000 children in foster care.
- CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to volunteer. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds. Roughly half of our volunteers work full-time.
- CASA volunteers are well-trained, with no less than 30 hours training prior to being assigned to a case. Volunteers are well supported by local CASA program staff with professional backgrounds in the legal and child welfare fields.
- Judges, attorneys, child welfare workers and parents overwhelmingly report that volunteers make a difference with the children they serve.