Dates Volunteer is Needed:
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity:
We advocate for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering community volunteers to speak up for them in the foster care system. A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained and committed adult who ensures that each child’s individual needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, caregivers and anyone else involved in the child’s life in order to make independent and informed recommendations to help the judge decide what’s best for the child.
If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching volunteer opportunity in Bernalillo county and want to do something about child abuse, CASA is right for you. There are over 900 children in our county that still need a CASA.
Who Will Be Impacted Through This Project:
A child with a Child Advocate is more likely to be safely united with a family member or adopted than to remain in long-term foster care, is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system, and is more likely to do better in school.
Is This an Ongoing Opportunity?: