About CASA

Every year, over 700,000 children in the U.S. experience abuse and neglect. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Floyd and Washington Counties are the spokespersons in court for these children. Volunteers undergo 30 intensive hours of training, are sworn in by a judge and make a year-long commitment to build a relationship with a child to help them find stability and hope for the future.

Last year, there was a

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percent increase in the number of children served in our CASA Program

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Time to devote to pre-service and in-service training
  • Time to devote to the investigation and follow up of assigned cases
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, maturity and good judgment
  • Great communication skills

For more information, watch the CASA National video to the left, or visit these helpful sites:  

CASAforchildren.org

thechildsadvocate.org