Change a Child's Story
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained community member who is appointed by the juvenile judge to represent the best interest of a child in foster care. The CASA volunteer spends time with the child on a monthly basis getting to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, foster parents, caregivers, and others involved in the child’s life. You do not need to be an attorney or social worker to become a CASA volunteer. Voices for Children provides a training focused on developing a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding to help CASAs become a successful child advocate. There is also continuing education to help CASA volunteers support the child(ren) in their case.
You can change the life of a child in the foster care system. Become a CASA volunteer today.
CASA volunteers are appointed by the juvenile judge to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. The primary responsibilities of a CASA volunteer are to:
The Voices for Children staff is here to support you every step of the way! Your Advocate Supervisor attends every court hearing with you and walks with you throughout the duration of your case. VFC provides numerous opportunities throughout the year for continuing education through monthly meetings, yearly state conferences with the Arkansas State CASA Association, trainings through webinars and workshops, and support through our Facebook community.