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CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

A VOICE FOR CHILDREN IN THE COURT SYSTEM

Childhaven’s San Juan CASA Volunteers work with professionals in children’s civil court cases to speak for the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect to assure they reach a safe and permanent home in a timely fashion. Once a CASA is appointed to a case, they become an official part of the judicial proceedings, working alongside attorneys and social workers as an appointed officer of the court to ensure that a child’s voice is heard.

In 2019, 67 CASA volunteers advocated for 156 children in active abuse and neglect cases with 13 in need of CASA advocacy. The Children’s Court Judges followed 94% of the recommendations made by the CASA volunteer in their 124 Court Reports in 2019. This represents 92% of the children that went before the Children’s Court Judge in SJC. San Juan CASA Volunteers donated 4257 hours and 25,130 miles while advocating for their CASA children. More CASA Volunteers are needed.

 


Become a CASA Volunteer

Applicants must:
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Pass a background check
  • Commit about 10 hours a month to the children in their caseload
  • Take our pre-service CASA training course (schedule below)

Questions? Contact our CASA Program Staff at (505)325-5358 ext 180.


Resources

CASA Volunteer Application


 



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Affiliated with:

CASA For Children
PullTogether.org
National Children's Alliance
The Local United Way
CWLA
FFTA