When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That Volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA.
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Trains and supports volunteers to represent and advocate for a child's best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers serve as the "eyes and ears" for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child's situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children's lives as they navigate the foster care system.