Court Appointed Special Assistants (CASA)
CASA volunteers are specially trained to accept assignments as neutral parties by the Orange County Family Court Judges. Their role is to monitor court orders and report to the judge on the progress of the child, thereby advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court proceedings.
CASA's responsibilities include:
Advocating for the child's best interests and progress while the child is involved in court proceedings.
Facilitating a good working relationship between all parties involved.
Monitoring and coordinating court ordered actions.
Preparing independent, factual reports for the Court.
CASA is successful due to the personal motivation of the volunteers and the low number of cases each volunteer manages. CASA volunteers spend considerable time and effort on their cases and remain involved over extended periods of time. The volunteer is in the unique position of providing a meaningful service while gaining a true sense of personal satisfaction.
Orange County CASA believes that every child deserves a safe, loving and permanent home, and joins over 900 CASA programs across the country in promoting permanency for every child.
For More Information…
Call the DRC at 845.294.8082 for more information or to set up an appointment. You can also contact us by e-mail by clicking here.