CASA volunteers are assigned to an abuse or neglect case by a judge. They conduct thorough research on the background of the case, reviewing documents and interviewing involved parties, including the child. They make reports to the court, recommending what they believe is the best for the child, and providing the judge with information that will help him/her make an informed decision.
CASA volunteers can assist in assuring that a child or family receives services which the court has ordered – things like substance abuse counseling or parenting classes. During the duration of a case, a CASA volunteer monitors the child’s situation to make sure he/she remains safe. CASA volunteers may be the only constant the child knows as he/she moves through the labyrinth of the child welfare system.