Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
A CASA volunteer, is a trained and committed adult who represents and advocates for a child’s best interest in the Caroline County Courts. Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in court. Our volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child. By becoming a CASA volunteer, you can help keep abused and neglected children safe and give them a chance at finding true happiness in a safe, loving and permanent home.
CASA volunteers get to know the child. As a CASA volunteer, you will spend a significant amount of time with your child, gaining his or her trust. CASA's also gather information from everyone involved in the child's daily life. This includes family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. As a CASA volunteer, you will use this information to advocate and make legal reports to the judge presiding over the case. Our volunteers typically spend 7-12 hours a month working in their child's best interest. As a CASA volunteer, you commit to representing a child’s best interests until the case is closed and the child reaches a safe, permanent home.
In addition to caring about the well-being of children CASA volunteers MUST:
Caroline County's Children NEED you!