CASA Volunteers Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
What is a CASA Volunteer?
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer who advocates on behalf of the best interest of a child in the child protection system. Children in foster care have occasional court hearings where important decisions are made regarding their future – including educational and medical needs, visits with family, and, most importantly, where the children will ultimately live. Every adult in the courtroom has someone representing him or her. Who speaks up for the children? This is where a CASA volunteer comes in. See the stories our children and CASA Volunteers tell.
How Can You Become a CASA volunteer?
The first step to becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend a Snapshot. Snapshots are one-hour information sessions that are held in our Mt. Auburn Office. At the Snapshot you’ll learn about our children and about ProKids. Following the Snapshot, if you are interested in pursuing a role as a CASA volunteer, you’ll be able to begin training as soon as the following week. Sign up for Snapshot »
CASA Volunteer Training
All ProKids CASA Volunteers attend ProKids CASA University to learn about the role. Covering everything from the role of the Juvenile Court to the impact trauma has on child development, this award-winning training program is flexible and allows volunteers to begin advocating for our children in as little as seven weeks.