Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the 8th Judicial District's mission is to advocate for the best interests of the abused, neglected, and trafficked children in the court system. We strive to help children have safe, permanent, and nurturing homes.
Our CASA Advocates speak on behalf of the local children who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and/or human trafficking and ensure that the child’s voice is heard throughout the entirety of their case. Additionally, the CASA Volunteer Advocate makes sure that the child served doesn’t “fall through the cracks”. A CASA Volunteer Advocate helps monitor if court orders are being followed and services are being received or not. Some of our cases last multiple years and typically the CASA Volunteer Advocate is the only consistent person throughout the case. CASA of the 8th Judicial District is the only agency allowed by law to provide services as appointed by the Judge in the area we serve. This avoids duplication of services and encourages collaboration with the local social agencies. This collaboration is achieved by sharing reports, court appearances, and planning meetings with other agencies. CASA of the 8th Judicial District is very successful with the children we serve.