The mission of the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) is to provide independent and quality representation and advocacy for all abused and neglected children who are the subject of Court proceedings. The program provides carefully selected, thoroughly trained, and responsibly supervised volunteers to serve as guardians ad litem who represent the best interests of these children and advocate for a safe, permanent, nurturing home for each child.
As an official of the Court, the CASA volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the child’s life and provides information and recommendations to the Family Court Judge in the case. CASA volunteers work with attorneys, social workers, and family members to attain the goal of a safe and permanent home for each child.
CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. They are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence, and commitment. Each volunteer accepted into the program must complete initial training and a criminal/child abuse clearance process. Continuing education, legal advisement and supervision is rendered by the program’s staff members.
The problems of child abuse and neglect belong to all of us.
Be part of the solution. Be a CASA volunteer.
For more information on the Delaware CASA program nearest you, please contact Crystal Baynard, CASA Program Coordinator, at 302-855-7410 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on the CASA Program in Delaware, you may also visit our website at http://casa.courts.delaware.gov. Applications are accepted for New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties on a continual basis.