The CASA Advocates Affirmation

  • To support the child throughout the court proceedings.
  • To explain the court proceedings to the child.
  • To establish a relationship with the child to better understand the child’s needs and desires.
  • To review available records regarding the child’s family history, school behavior, and performance, medical or mental history, etc…
  • To identify and explore potential resources that will facilitate family preservation, early family reunification, or alternative permanency planning.
  • To explain the CASAs role, duties, and responsibilities as set forth herein to all parties associated with a case.
  • To communicate the child’s needs to the court in written reports and recommendations.
  • To ensure that court approved plans for the child are being implemented.
  • To investigate the interests of the child in judicial or administrative proceedings outside the juvenile court.
  • To communicate and coordinate efforts with the child’s social worker, probation officer, attorney, and other officers of the court.
  • To adhere to any additional duties and responsibilities of a CASA Volunteer as outlined in the CASA Training Manual and Policies and Procedures Manual.