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 2020, 55 CASA volunteers advocated for 134 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 126 Court Reports in 2020. This represents 92% of the children that went before the Children’s Court Judge in SJC. San Juan CASA Volunteers donated 4200 hours and 11,911 miles while advocating for their CASA children. More CASA Volunteers are needed.
Questions? Contact our CASA Program Staff at (505)325-5358 ext 180.