The CASA Program recruits, trains and supports volunteers who serve as advocates to children who are in the court system as victims of abuse and/or neglect. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court. The CASA’s major role is to recommend a course of action to the court that is in the child’s best interest. The ultimate goal is to make sure each child has a safe and permanent home. The Montgomery County CASA Program is certified through the Indiana Office of GAL/CASA and the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association.
Each year in Montgomery County, a hundred or more children are taken out of their homes because of neglect or abuse, often due to their parents’ involvement with drugs. These children need someone whose sole purpose is to keep only their best interests in mind. The CASA will make a direct impact on a child’s life and perhaps on lives for generations to come.
A volunteer needs only to be an adult, 21 years of age or older, who wants to help abused and neglected kids. The program provides training, support, and supervision. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic and educational backgrounds.
If you are ready to make a difference in the life of a child, call our office today at (765) 362-0694 ext. 104 and ask Jane for an application packet and information on the next training class for volunteers. You may also fill out the form below for more information. The abused and neglected children of Montgomery County need your voice…a powerful voice in a child’s life.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau
Please contact Jane Christophersen
(765) 362-0694 #104
I am for the child
“It’s about helping a child replace a life of hurt with a life of hope.”
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