CHD’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County is seeking new volunteers to serve as advocates for children in need in the community.
Program staff will host information sessions in February to help prospective volunteers learn more about the role in advance of the program’s next round of training, which will April 13.
Volunteers in the program, 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.
CASAs share important information about children involved in each case with presiding judges, including educational, medical and therapy records, to help them see the full picture. They also meet with other adults involved in the case and make recommendations to protect each child’s mental and physical well-being.
During the virtual information sessions, prospective volunteers will learn more about how they can make a vital impact in the lives of children in need and what they can expect from training. All volunteers are completely supported by CASA staff throughout their training and as they begin taking cases once training is complete. Virtual info sessions will take place during the following times:
- Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more about becoming an advocate with CASA, learn more at chd.org/casa or register for a virtual info session.
If you have additional questions, please contact Advocate Supervisor Lindsay Osborn at [email protected].