CASA logoEach year, CASA volunteers contribute over 5,000 hours of in-kind service. Since Richmond CASA’s establishment in 1990, they have served over 10,000 children.

Richmond CASA recruits, trains, and supervises competent and dedicated volunteers who advocate for the needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children in juvenile dependency proceedings. CASA volunteers gather valuable information to assist the Judge in making decisions about the child’s placement and permanency. By advocating for children in court cases, CASA volunteers help to reduce the time a child spends in the court system and/or in foster care while promoting safe, permanent homes for all children.

“Volunteering as a CASA has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Being a part of the effort to give embattled children in our region the opportunity to have a better life, and to help them find homes that can provide the security and support they need, is as worthwhile a mission as I know,” said CASA Volunteer Chris Sill.

Currently, Richmond CASA has 206 open cases with 70 active volunteers, along with 105 children on the waiting list and counting.

Richmond CASA is seeking highly motivated individuals interested in advocating for the best interest of children who have been abused and/or neglected in the City of Richmond.

Many more abused and neglected children could benefit from having a CASA Volunteer. Volunteers serve as the voice of children who have been hurt by the people who are supposed to keep them safe.

If you would like to speak up for a child, click here for more information on becoming a CASA Volunteer.

To learn more about how the CASA Movement began and the impact of CASA, please visit National CASA’s website.

 

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