Since 1977, the Center for Human Development’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County have been speaking up for kids who can’t. CASA gives kids a voice in the courts, advocating for local children being placed in foster care or searching for permanent homes.
CASA is seeking new volunteers to serve as advocates for children in need in the community.
Program staff will host virtual information sessions on Wednesdays in August and September to help prospective volunteers learn more about the role in advance of the program’s next round of training in the fall.
Volunteers in the program (pictured), also known as “CASAs,” advocate for children who have protective cases in Hampden County Juvenile Court due to abuse or neglect and ensure they can be safe, live in a permanent home, and have the opportunity to thrive.