The Richland County Juvenile Court is looking for volunteers with a heart for children who will advocate for what is in the best interest of abused, neglected, and dependent children involved with the Court.
CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children once the court has become involved. We are the voice of the child in the court proceedings telling the court where a child should be placed and support and services they may need.
Volunteers speak with all individuals involved in the case (fact-finder), represent the child at court hearings and monitor the case.
Responsibilities of CASA volunteers include:
While this volunteer work can be intensive, it is also meaningful and rewarding. Efforts of CASA volunteers are supported by Volunteer Coordinators who will guide and assist you throughout the process.
Requirements include the following:
The schedule for CASA volunteers is flexible.
To learn more, visit the Juvenile Court’s page on Volunteer March, which can be accessed here.