- Men and Women of all ages
- People from all walks of life and educational backgrounds
- Concerned citizens who are willing to speak up for a child
What does a CASA Volunteer do?
A CASA volunteer is appointed to a child’s case, he or she is responsible for taking the time to get to know the child and the people who have regular contact with the child as well. A CASA reviews records, speak with parents, foster parents, teachers, and most importantly the child.
A CASA then appears in court to recommend to the judge what is in the best interest of the child.
How can you become a CASA Volunteer?
CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. They have a variety of professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. No special experience is required. Volunteers are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment.
Volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, the social service system and the inner workings of the juvenile court system. Understanding more about family dynamics and the development of children is also discussed during the training.
A CASA volunteer’s commitment is 10-12 hours a month. This is a challenging job that all find to be very rewarding.
For more information on becoming a CASA volunteer, please call 217-223-2272 for Adams, Hancock, Morgan and Pike Counties.
Other volunteer needs:
- Happy Bear (click the prevention tab for more info)
If you are interested in helping out, call our office at 217-223-2272