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Needed! Advocates for Children

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is needed to serve as a “Baby CASA” for 2-year-old “Lisa” The Department of Child Safety (DCS) removed the little girl from her parents’ care due to their abuse of methamphetamines and engaging in domestic violence in her presence. Both parents are currently unable to provide for Lisa’s basic needs. No family members were willing or able to care for the little girl, so she is currently living in a foster home.

Among the Baby CASA volunteer’s responsibilities: Monitoring Lisa’s progress in her foster home; working with her pediatrician and other healthcare specialists to ensure that she receives services for age-appropriate developmental milestones, and making recommendations about a permanent outcome for Lisa. Untitled design (20)

Are you willing to give approximately 15 to 20 hours per month to advocate for an abused or neglected child in our community? No experience is necessary, and comprehensive training is provided at no cost to the volunteer advocate. Once certification and training are complete, CASA volunteers spend time learning about the child and their needs, gather information about the child’s circumstances, advocate for services for the child, and provide information to the court about what is in the child’s best interest.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer for a child like Michael, please contact CASA of Gila County by emailing eleverance@courts.az.gov, visiting our website at or our Facebook at  or call us at 928-425-7971 ext. 27.

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