Become a CASA
CASA volunteers are ordinary women and men who step up to advocate for abused and neglected children in our juvenile courts of Sullivan and Hawkins counties. Volunteers spend time getting to know the child or children they are working with and gather information from the important adults in each child’s life, so they make qualified, fact-based and unbiased recommendations to the judge about what they believe to be in the best interests of the child.
To become a CASA, a candidate must complete the application and interview process which includes passing a criminal background check and must be at least 21 years old. All candidates must participate and successfully complete 35 hours of training as well as a minimum of 2 hours juvenile court observation.
A CASA Volunteer’s role is to investigate, advocate, facilitate and monitor children who are before the juvenile court for abuse or neglect. A CASA must be objective at all times to ensure quality advocacy so a judge can make an informed decision regarding the child’s life.
Another way our communities can help is by becoming a CASA Ambassador. In the role of an ambassador, you are helping to spread the word about CASA locally, help with informational fairs, and assisting with agency fundraising events and thanking participants for their support of CASA. There is always an opportunity to help a child in our area in some capacity!
For questions about becoming a CASA Volunteer contact us now.
To apply to become a CASA, click on the button below.