Who are Court Appointed Special Advocates?
Court Appointed Special Advocates work to ensure that the best interests of the child are being represented in the courtroom. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
How Can I help?
In Curry County, there are between 55 and 60 children in the foster care system at any given time. Our current level of funding through grants and community donations allows us to service about 50% of these children. We currently have more than a dozen active advocates, and we are always looking for more responsible, caring volunteers willing to stand up for a child in need. If you are interested in donating or volunteering as an Advocate, please contact us using the information below. You can also get in touch with us on Facebook.