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COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

A national organization of volunteers that judges appoint to speak for the safety and well-being of abused and neglected children. In 2010 our program represented over 500 abused children in the eight counties we serve.

Become a Volunteer. Make a difference in the life
of an abused child. Children are waiting for you!


It is the job of a CASA Volunteer to:

Visit the child regularly

Research the child’s history and current status

Provide written reports to the court to use
in determining the best interest of the child

Follow up to ensure that children receive necessary services

To act as an advocate at every stage of the proceedings
as defined by Idaho State Code

To act as a Guardian Ad Litem for the court

Qualifications of a Guardian Ad Litem

An interest in children, their rights and special needs. Time to devote to training, investigation, research and follow-up of a child or family group residing in foster care. Ability to work with a child or children, family members, and professionals using tact, professionalism, concern and basic human relational skills. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, make verbal and written reports to the Court with the help of a staff person, and to other persons as needed. Complete criminal and child protection background checks.

How do I become a CASA Volunteer?

Contact Cori Hadley at the Sixth Judicial District GAL Program 208.232.2272 or email the program at corihadley@gmail.com

 

 

 

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