CASA celebrates the commitment of CASA volunteers to helping victims of child abuse and neglect heal, ensuring all children feel safe and loved.
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Head on over to our Volunteer Spotlight - Kay Pavlick's CASA Volunteer Testimonial and read Kay's experience as a CASA advocate!
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATESYou have just inquired about the most rewarding and empowering volunteer opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. As Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court within Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties of New York. When an abused or neglected child becomes caught up in the complexities of the court system, the CASA Volunteer is there to tell the child's story. The CASA Program recruits, screens, trains and supervises community volunteers to provide this advocacy role - and also to ensure they do not get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. And even so - languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. We know that a child who is represented by a CASA volunteer stands a better chance of living in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
To advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court by recruiting and training community volunteers.
CASA's are the only volunteers that are appointed by a judge and empowered to stand up for an abused or neglected child in court. We invite you to learn more about becoming a CASA in your community. We hope you decide to join our family of volunteers, everyday people, who are committed to improving children's lives.
Learn more how an advocate makes a difference in the life of a child.
Your contribution to CASA of the Southern Tier, no matter the size, can help us change a child's life. Your donation will support the work we do as advocates to give children the voice they need
in court. Make a donation today.
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