Volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASAs stand up for vulnerable kids who need the support and guidance of a caring adult.

Give Kids a Voice in the Courtroom

Thousands of children end up in the court system without a caring adult by their side. As a CASA volunteer, you can speak up for these children and make a lasting impression on their lives.

Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers advocate for children who’ve been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

CASA of Hampden County protects vulnerable children like these throughout Springfield and Holyoke.

All volunteers receive at least 30 hours of training over the course of several weeks, plus plenty of support whenever you need it. We’ll be there to answer questions, guide you through the process, and lend support during challenging situations.

As an advocate, you’ll:

  • Share critical information with judges such as educational, medical, and therapy records
  • Meet with other adults involved in the case
  • Make recommendations that protect the child’s mental and physical well-being
  • Be a consistent adult presence in a child’s life

CASA-supported kids are more likely to find a safe, permanent home and succeed in school. They’re also half as likely to re-enter the foster care system.

The courtroom can be a scary, confusing place for a child. You can make it a place of healing and new beginnings. Thank you for supporting child advocacy in Western Massachusetts.

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CASA of Hampden County

The courtroom is a scary place for children. CASAs help make it a place of healing and new beginnings.

Donate to CASA of Hampden County

(CASA) of Hampden County trains community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Your donations are tax deductible and will be used for recruitment of new volunteers and emergency support to the children we work with.

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