Every child deserves a voice… will you be that voice?
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the program is designed to recruit, train, and support volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children right here in Spencer County.
Our mission is to help children find their way to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers help determine the needs of these children and speak for them in court.
Volunteers are assigned to their first case after 30 hours of training over a 6 week time-span. A portion of that training is done in person with the directors and other new volunteers, and the rest is completed through reading an Independent Study manual to prepare for each of the 6 training classes.
After receiving a case, the amount of time required varies for each case. Our advocates average approximately 10 hours of volunteer time each month. Volunteers need to be available to attend court hearings for their case approximately once every 3 months. Court hearings typically occur on Monday or Wednesday mornings.