Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

75 Court St #214a, Reno, Nv 89501, Usa
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Our missionCASA’s mission is to ensure children in the foster care system have a voice and the services they need to thrive.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

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What do CASA volunteers do? They get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, attorneys, social workers, counselors and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges about what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. By thoroughly examining the child's circumstances and reporting back to the court, a CASA volunteer helps shape important decisions being made about a child's future.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you helpAs advocates, CASA volunteers make a profound difference in the lives of local children. On any given day in Washoe County, there are 900 children who are in foster care because it is no longer safe for them to remain in their home. CASA volunteers help ensure children find a permanent home and have access to services they need to succeed. What do CASA volunteers do? They get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, attorneys, social workers, counselors and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges about what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. By thoroughly examining the child's circumstances and reporting back to the court, a CASA volunteer helps shape important decisions being made about a child's future.
About usCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs provide support and advocacy for abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the juvenile court. CASA volunteers stand up for children, giving them a voice in a child welfare system that is hard-pressed to meet their individual needs. Washoe CASA is one of 979 state and local CASA programs across the country committed to ensuring every child who needs a CASA volunteer has one. CASA volunteers advocate for the child's best interests in the courtroom, act as a watchdog for the child for the duration of the case, serve as a fact finder for the judge, and ensure the court has all the relevant facts and up to date information about the child. CASA volunteers are typically appointed to one case at a time. Low caseloads for CASA volunteers mean the courts can make better decisions for children and each child has the benefit of a consistent and caring adult presence in his or her life.
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