Foster care should be temporary, not a way of life
Kids Matter CASA is an organization of volunteers that advocates for abused and neglected children in Milwaukee County Children’s Court. A Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer is an everyday hero like you appointed by the court to independently investigate the cases of these children and advocate for what is best for each child with the goal of a loving, safe and permanent home.
Through Kids Matter CASA, community volunteers are trained to be advocates for children in foster or kinship care. Appointed by the Children’s Court judges and commissioners to one case at a time, a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer monitors the child’s situation, identifies community resources and participates in the court process to accomplish the goal of moving the child to permanency.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer gathers information by talking to the child, family, case managers, teachers, attorneys and others who are involved in the child’s life. A written recommendation is made in a court report that is prepared for each court hearing. This court report is independent of the case manager’s and attorney’s reports and is often read first by the judge. A CASA volunteer will remain on a case until permanency is reached. On the average, the length of a case is a year.
Do you want to become a CASA volunteer?
Explore our website for more information about CASA and when you’re ready, submit your information using the form below. We can’t wait to hear from you!