Mission: The organization trains community members to become court appointed special advocates who will speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the courts of washington county. Casa volunteers review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child's life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child.
Target demographics: advocate on behalf of children that have been abused and neglected.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 162 Children
Geographic areas served: Child Advocacy
Programs: The organization provides advocates for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. The children and their cases are referred to the program by the juvenile court judge.
CASA is an immediate way of helping children. The Washington, Pa office has all the support you need to make a difference in a child's life. The office gives you training, sets you up to succeed, helps you report to the court, and any hand holding you need to help the child get through the court system without blaming themselves with the case. This is a fantastic support system with the Judge holding you in high esteem for your efforts. I have been doing this for over five years and I cannot think of a better way of using my time for helping anyone.