What is the CASA volunteer's role?
A CASA volunteer provides a judge with a carefully researched background of the child, which assists the court in making a sound decision about that child's future. Each situation is as unique as the child involved. The CASA volunteer must gather enough information to make recommendations that assist in expediting permanency for the child that he/she serves. The CASA volunteer makes placement and treatment recommendations to the judge and monitors the case until permanency is obtained.

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1. What is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)?
2. Are CASA Programs Known By Other Names?
3. What is the CASA volunteer's role?
4. How does a CASA volunteer investigate a case?
5. How does a CASA volunteer differ from a Department of Child Services Family Case Manager?
6. How does the role of a CASA volunteer differ from an attorney?
7. Who is the "typical" CASA volunteer?
8. Can anyone be a CASA volunteer?
9. What training does a CASA volunteer receive?
10. How does the CASA volunteer relate to the child he or she represents?
11. How many cases on average does a CASA volunteer carry at a time?
12. Do lawyers, judges, and social workers support CASA?
13. How many CASA Programs are there nationally?
14. How effective are CASA Programs?
15. How much time does a case require?
16. How long does a CASA volunteer remain involved with a case?
17. Are there any other agencies or groups which provide the same service?
18. What is the role of the National CASA Association?
19. How is the program regarded locally?