Duties of a CASA Volunteer

Eyes & Ears of the Court

A CASA volunteer serves as the eyes and the ears of the court. CASA volunteers responsible for independently investigating and reporting the circumstances of their assigned cases to their CASA Case Manager and the Court. CASA volunteers are dedicated solely to reporting what is in the best interest of the child, and consequently advocate for safe and permanent living arrangements. Refer to the CASA Job Description (PDF).

CASA volunteers are trained to remain objective and professional. Each CASA volunteer develops their own independent assessment of what is in a child’s best interest and works in conjunction with the staff CASA case managers. CASAs do not go it alone - our staff works with them during each step of the way.

Importance of Communication

A CASA volunteer communicates with all the parties of the case to gather information for the court, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Biological parents
  • Caseworkers
  • Children
  • Counselors
  • Foster parents
  • Physicians
  • Teachers

A CASA volunteer then prepares an independent, objective report detailing what they found. The report outlines recommendations as to what the CASA Volunteer believes is in the best interest of the child. The report is then submitted to the court for consideration.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the office at (309) 888-5656.