When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in court and other settings. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA.
CASA volunteers are people from all walks of life who step forward to make a difference in a child's life. In many instances, the CASA volunteer is the one consistent adult in the life of a child, who has already lost so much. Children with CASA representation generally spend less time in the court system, less time in foster care, and have a better chance at a safe, stable home.
Make a difference in a child's life.
Be a CASA Volunteer
Whitman County CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates is an all-volunteer team that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children. These children have been placed in the foster care system to no fault of their own and once appointed to their case the CASA volunteer provides them with a voice throughout their dependency by acknowledging and speaking up for their best interests. The CASA volunteer is a party to the dependency case in court procedures and is an advocate for the child in school, with foster/bio parents, and any other area the child might need it.
No experience is necessary to become a CASA - when you become a volunteer, we'll provide you with extensive training, constant backup support, and the power to positively influence life-changing court decisions.
In 2007, 2,600 CASA volunteers advocated for 7,000 abused and neglected kids across Washington. Unfortunately, thousands of children are still un-served. They need your voice!