WELCOME TO CASA OF the High Plains!
Speaking Up for children’s best interest in court.
What it means to be a CASA volunteer
When a child is removed from an unsafe environment and placed in foster care, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.
CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them during this difficult time.
BECOME A CASA
CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
With your gift to CASA, you can help our program provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children in our community who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.
We’re here to help! If you have questions about volunteering or how you can support CASA in our community, let us know!