VOLUNTEER

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a volunteer commitment unlike any other. CASA volunteers are trained, dedicated adults who advocate for a child’s best interests in juvenile court.  The information gathered by the volunteer is submitted to the court. These recommendations and concerns help to better inform the the Judge as he or she makes decisions on the case.  CASA volunteers are guided by their advocate supervisors who provide coaching and oversight throughout the case.

 

To be a CASA volunteer, you:

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, confidential interview, and successfully complete training.

 

22nd Judicial District CASA serves children in Pontotoc and Hughes counties. Contact us today for a volunteer application! You can make a difference in a child's life.

In 2017, over 40 advocates spoke up on behalf of the best interests of 92 abused and neglected children in Pontotoc and Hughes Counties but more children need a voice!

Making a Difference

 

The CASA volunteer visits the child(ren) on his or her case at least monthly to assess how well they are doing in their current placement and develop a rapport with the child.  To learn more about the difference 22nd Judicial District CASA makes, contact us today!

 

The National CASA Association has determined that children with a CASA volunteer on their cases:

 

  • Receive more services than those without a CASA volunteer;
  • Perform better in school (more likely to pass courses, less likely to exhibit poor conduct, and less likely to be expelled);
  • Are more likely to be adopted;
  • Are half as likely to reenter foster care;
  • Are substantially less likely to remain in long term foster care.

 

Make a difference in a child's life.