The Nevada CASA Association announces Nevada faces a critical shortage of volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to serve as the voices for children in the foster care system.
With a direct correlation linking economic hardship with incidents of child abuse and neglect, new CASA volunteers are urgently needed.
A CASA is a trained volunteer, sworn in and appointed to a specific case by a family court judge. CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of their child(ren)’s physical, educational, medical, emotional and social needs.
They research information and talk to everyone involved in the children’s lives. Each volunteer spends approximately eight to 10 hours each month on their case, and have contact with social workers, attorneys, parents, teachers, family members, foster parents, health professionals and, of course, the children themselves.
CASA volunteers are also asked to remain with their child(ren) until a permanent home is achieved.
To learn more about CASA volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.nvcasa.org/get-involved/.