Volunteer

Court Appointed Special Advocates make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Volunteers advocate for a child's best interest in court. Our volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child's life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for the best interest of every child.

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Become a CASA Volunteer

Help change a child's life

Many children need the support of a caring, committed adult. CASA Volunteers’ best interest advocacy helps ensure that children are safe, have a permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive.

Who becomes a CASA Volunteer?

  • CASA volunteers are regular people, from all walks of life, who have been rigorously screened and trained by their local program.
  • Each volunteer receives more than 30 hours of training before they receive their first case, with an additional 12 hours of continued education required annually.
  • Volunteers receive ongoing support to help them advocate effectively on a child’s behalf.

Become a Volunteer

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Our Model

How to Get Involved

Ohio CASA Volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for a child’s safety and well-being. This best interest advocacy makes a life-changing difference. It works like this:

Our Mission

We work for a world where every child who has experienced abuse or neglect is given the opportunity to thrive.

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Our impact

Brighter futures and stronger communities

Children who enter the foster care system because of abuse or neglect need a safe, permanent, and loving home.

Having a caring adult advocate for their best interest can make a lasting difference for a child who’s been abused or neglected.

For many of the children we serve, their advocate will be the one constant in an otherwise chaotic life.

Studies have shown that children who have experienced abuse or neglect fare better with a CASA volunteer by their side.

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Children with casa volunteers are

more likely

to find a safe permanent home

more likely

to succeed in school

less likely

to re-enter the foster care system

Volunteer Hub

Every day you choose to be an advocate for children in need. Below are helpful resources to support your work with children and families.

Volunteer SPOTLIGHT

International Women’s Day 2021

In 2020, Ohio CASA was honored to recognize Lisa Dickson for International Women’s Day. This year, we are proud to share our ...

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Volunteer Resources

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Road to Resilience Podcast

Stories and insights to help you build resilient families and communities.

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Ohio REACH Higher Education Support

Supporting current foster youth and foster care alumni in reaching for higher education.

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Special Needs Resource Directory

How to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life for children with special healthcare needs.

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Support For Families Impacted By Incarceration

The separation of parents and children due to incarceration can be challenging for both parent and child.

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LGBTQ Youth & Family Resources

Families play a critical role in contributing to serious health risks & promoting well-being for LGBTQ young people.

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Understanding Bias

Explaining the roots and consequences of bias and how we can potentially reduce it.

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Free Books for Kids

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio mails kids one book each month until their 5th birthday.

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