CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to speak out for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes through no fault of their own. These children are usually in temporary foster care and group homes. The CASA is often the only constant in the lives of such children.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA’s) are community volunteers trained by local program directors to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. With the information provided by the CASA volunteers, judges are able to make more informed decisions as to what is best for the child. These volunteers are often appointed as a guardian ad litem (GAL) for a child.
CASA of Park and Sweet Grass Counties volunteers review records, gather information, and talk to everyone involved; parents, teachers, foster parents, therapists, and the child. From this information, they present recommendations to the judge as to what is best for the child.