What Is An Advocate?
An advocate is the heart of CASA Jefferson’s mission. Advocates are the eyes, ears, and most importantly, the voices for abused and neglected children in the court. These Advocates are trained and supervised to gather information to make recommendations so that judges decide the best possible outcome for the children in foster care. To learn more, click here
What are the benefits for children with a CASA?
Children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) advocate gain a voice in the court. Advocates provide constant support and are a source of hope in a child’s life during a very uncertain and lengthy time. CASAs help children access resources and services they need to heal from their abuse or neglect as well as providing recommendations to the court that can expedite the process ensuring a better outcome in the best interest of the child.
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