CASA 101: Information Session in Comanche September 26th, 5:30 PM
This informational meeting will be held at Mattdaddy’s in downtown Comanche, on the courthouse square. If you would like to know more about Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, the difference they make to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse/neglect, the prerequisites, training provided, commitments, duties, and approximate time involved…please join us.
Every child in substitute care should have a CASA to stand by their side, to make sure their voice is heard and their best interest is the focus in court hearings and throughout the process. A CASA volunteer is a consistent, safe adult presence in the lives of these children when all else is turned upside down. A CASA gets to know the child, as well as everyone involved in the child’s life, and advocates for that child (or sibling group) in all areas. These advocates receive no monetary compensation. Their only purpose in being there is to be a safeguard for the best interest of the child to whom they are appointed. They are the eyes and ears of the court…or at least an additional set of them, a set who can give sustained time and focus to one child or one case. These children are not the children of the state or someone else’s children. They are the children of our community. We train and support quality volunteers who speak out for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court in an effort to find each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Do you have what it takes to be a CASA? Take the first step in finding out by coming to CASA 101.