Be a CASA volunteer
You can change a child's story.
Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Source: The National CASA/GAL Association
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CASA volunteer?
Why is it important for children under court protection to have a CASA volunteer?
Are CASA volunteers trained and supervised?
What kind of person is a CASA volunteer?
How much time does it take to be a CASA volunteer?
How does CASA serve children from diverse backgrounds?
Children of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds enter protective care. To serve children effectively, CASA of Brown County strives to maintain a pool of volunteers, staff, and supporters who reflect the diversity of our community. We welcome volunteers of all races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions. Volunteer diversity helps us to recognize and respond to the needs of individual children and provide informed, culturally competent advocacy. We have a special need for Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino volunteers, as well as volunteers who speak more than one language.
How to Become a CASA Volunteer
You do not need any specialized skills to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. CASA volunteers are 21 or older, undergo a background and reference check, take part in a personal interview, and complete CASA volunteer training.
CASA volunteers are patient, open-minded people from all walks of life who have good communication skills, a history of following through on commitments, and a willingness to accept guidance. Above all, CASA volunteers care about children and their futures!
As a CASA volunteer, you will visit with a child under court protection regularly and advocate for their safety and well-being in monthly objective written court reports. These reports help judges make well-informed decisions about the child's future.