What is the CASA volunteer’s role?

A CASA volunteer provides a Judge (or Juvenile Magistrate) with a carefully researched court report about a child’s background to help the court make a sound decision about the child’s future.  The CASA volunteer must determine what is in the best interest of the child and make recommendations on placement and what other services the child needs, in a written court report. Additionally, the CASA volunteer is an advocate beyond the court, ensuring that the child receives the services and attention that are needed.  The CASA volunteer continues to update the court with information about the child as needed during the life of the case.  All CASA volunteers receive supervision by Licensed Clinical Social Workers.