What is a CASA Volunteer?
Known as a CASA Volunteer, a Court Appointed Special Advocate is a community member trained and supported by ProKids to advocate in the best interest of an abused and neglected child. In about 10 hours a month, a CASA Volunteer gets to know the child and everyone in the child’s life so they can advise the court on the best way the child can have a safe, permanent, nurturing home. By speaking up for the child, a CASA Volunteer can help a child heal from their trauma and move onto a brighter future.
The first step in changing a child’s life is to attend a Snapshot.
During this informational session, you will learn more about our mission, the incredible children we serve, and the many ways you would be good at this work. We do not ask for a donation.
It’s never been easier to attend a Snapshot; these virtual sessions take one hour and are conducted over Zoom. After you make your reservation, you will get all the info you need to participate.
After you attend a Snapshot, you would then begin training in the ProKids CASA University. Classes are rotated through the year, including evening and Saturday sessions. Within less than 6 months, you can advocate for an abused or neglected child, supported by a ProKids Advocacy Team.
What Does a CASA Volunteer Do?
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity (#31-1020021) ProKids depends on a committed community of donors and volunteers.