Q: How does a CASA volunteer advocate for a foster child?
A: As an advocate, a CASA volunteer will read DCPP case files and interview all parties associated with the child and the case such as biological parents, foster parents, school personnel, medical and mental health professionals and relatives. A CASA volunteer visits the child in the foster home every month in order to be familiar with what he or she needs. After gathering information, a CASA volunteer writes a report to be sent to the Family Court Judge who is presiding over the case. CASA volunteers are invited to appear at the actual Court hearing on the case to provide in-person testimony related to the report.