CASA of Ohio Valley: Protecting Children in Daviess and Ohio Counties

CASA of Ohio Valley: Protecting Children in Daviess and Ohio Counties

Find out more about CASA

Do have a heart for helping children? Becoming a CASA of Ohio Valley volunteer may be for you. Our court-appointed special advocates work to bring positive change to the lives of abused or neglected children.

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. After background checks, you’ll enter a 30-hour pre-service training program. You must agree to stay with a case until it closes. The average case takes a year and a half to close.

Don’t have time to be a CASA advocate but still want to help? Call today to find out about other ways you can support our cause.

What does an advocate do?

Your primary job as a CASA volunteer is to listen to the child’s needs and get to know everyone in the child’s life. You’ll then use the information you’ve gathered to let judges and other organizations know what the child needs and where you think their permanent home should be. Here are some of the duties of a CASA volunteer:

  • Research documents and interview involved individuals
  • Present written reports to judges
  • Provide testimony in court
  • Explain the court proceedings to the child
  • Recommend appropriate services
  • Keep the court updated on developments

You’ll also develop cooperative solutions among individuals and organizations in the child’s life. You’ll spend about 10 hours on your case each month.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child.