Every child deserves a voice… will you be that voice?
Warrick County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to represent neglected and abused children in the court system and helps find a safe, permanent home for each child as quickly as possible right here in Warrick County. Our mission is to help children find their way to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers help determine the needs of these children and speak for them in court.
Volunteers are assigned to their first case after 30 hours of training over a 6 week time-span. A portion of that training is done in person with the directors and other new volunteers, and the rest is completed through reading and independent research in conjunction with our National CASA Study Manual to prepare for each of the 6 training classes.
After receiving a case, the amount of time required varies for each case. Our advocates average approximately 10 hours of volunteer time each month. Volunteers need to be available to attend court hearings for their case approximately once every 5 months. Court hearings typically occur on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings depending on the judge you are serving.
Warrick County CASA ended 2015 with 17 children on the waiting list. That number continues to climb each month, it is now over 40 children for a voice. Will you be that voice?