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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Type Volunteer
Description This program assigns a qualified adult volunteer to assist Juvenile Court Judges in Dependency cases. CASA volunteers are sworn officers of the Court appointed to conduct an independent investigation of a child’s case to assist in locating a stable, secure home, locate community resources, or accompany a child called to testify in Criminal Court. To this end, advocates are required to:
  • Review the case record
  • Interview the child, family members, social workers, therapists, teachers and other involved individuals
  • Visit the child once a month
  • Submit a written report of their findings and recommendations
  • Be present at all court hearings

Training: 36 hours are required

There is an urgent need for African American, Hispanic, bi-lingual (English/Spanish), and male volunteers.

CASA of Los Angeles conducts information sessions and interviews applicants; the most qualified are selected.

View volunteering program on County CASA website

Open To Adults
Attorneys
Graduate Students
Prerequisite Successful completion of a security clearance is necessary.
Contact CASA of Los Angeles
CASA Office:
  • Monterey Park: (323) 859-2888
  • Lancaster: (661) 723-2272
Fax: (323) 264-5020
To find out more: (323) 895-2888
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Be an Everyday Hero! Volunteer to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to help foster children. Sign up today! To find out more, call (323) 526-6666 or view LA County CASA website.

The Volunteers, Interns and Externs provide daily assistance in helping the Court achieve its mission “To resolve and record legal matters.”
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