Children In Our Community Need You

Over 500,000 children in the United States enter the juvenile court system every year because their home environments are unsafe.   In 2016, there were over 600 abuse/neglect cases in the Delaware County Juvenile Court.   The Delaware County CASA Program was appointed to all those children, but only 214 children had their own dedicated CASA Volunteer.  Currently, there are over 300 children waiting for a volunteer to guide them through the juvenile court system and advocate for their best interests in court. Our next training to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) begins on March 28.

Consider interviewing with us to find out how you can help.  In addition to becoming a CASA, we need volunteer Ambassadors to bring in more volunteers and to support the work they do.  We are also seeking Advisory Board Members with talents in marketing, fund-raising, or grant writing to increase our capacity to serve the children waiting for a CASA. Your Donation, whether small, medium, or large, will be put to good use, immediately.  Choose Help Wanted above to find out more.

Child Advocate Emergency

Hundreds of children in Delaware County are still waiting for their CASA volunteer; waiting for that one trusted adult who will stick with them until their case is resolved; waiting because without you the Delaware County CASA Program can currently serve only 38% of the children in the court system.  Please consider becoming a child advocate with CASA.  Our next training will begin March 28, 2017.

We are accepting applications now.

A special thank you to INTERSECTION and to Jensen Productions for crafting this video.
Thank you to Comcast Spotlight for introducing us to this amazing team.

Advocate with child

Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality.

Casa in Chalk

“If I didn’t have the support system that I have, I don’t know exactly where I would be. Family, that was not an option, so I would probably be in a Shelter somewhere.” ~ Shumeka Moore

Team

Our next training begins on Tuesday, March 28.

Submit your volunteer application today!

600,000

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

76,000

NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS

14,000

CHILDREN SAVED IN INDIANA

251,000

CHILDREN SAVED NATIONALLY

For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.