BECOME A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE TODAY!
Thank you for your interest in CASA. In Rockcastle and Pulaski Counties, about 800 children have experienced abuse and/or neglect and are waiting for a trained CASA volunteer to be their voice in court. Will you be that voice?
In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks. That’s where CASA volunteers like you can help make a difference.
Appointed by family court judges, CASA volunteers typically handle one case at a time until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Other people come and go in the child’s life, but their CASA volunteer provides a constant presence the child needs to thrive and move on with their life.
Volunteers start by getting to know everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life. We are simply looking for people who care about children and are willing to learn. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.
You must be at least 21 years old, pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course, and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average).