During April, National Volunteer Month, CASA volunteers deserve thirty days of applause and gratitude. We value our CASAs, who spend a minimum of 15 hours a hours a month advocating for and mentoring their assigned foster child. As CASAs, they develop a one-on-one relationship with their assigned child and tirelessly advocate for a safe, permanent and loving home for the child/ren they serve.
This entails many responsibilities including providing the judge with a written report with recommendations addressing the child’s best interest, bringing forward concerns about the child's physical and mental health and education, monitoring case plans and court orders and keeping the court informed on developments in the child's situation. Succinctly put, our volunteers serve as the glue that connects the pieces in a complicated child welfare system. These efforts require a steady hand, a warm heart and a fierce commitment to the child’s safety and well-being. Our volunteers possess all of these attributes and much more.