Since 1977, the Center for Human Development’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County have been speaking up for kids who can’t. CASA gives kids a voice in the courts, advocating for local children being placed in foster care or searching for permanent homes.
CASA is seeking new volunteers to serve as advocates for children in need in the community.
Program staff will host virtual information sessions this fall and winter to help prospective volunteers learn more about the role in advance of the program’s next round of training in the spring. The first information session will take place on Wednesday, November 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Virtual info sessions will take place during the following times:
- Wednesday, November 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, February 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Volunteers in the program, also known as “CASAs,” advocate for children who have protective cases in Hampden County Juvenile Court due to abuse or neglect and ensure they can be safe, live in a permanent home, and have the opportunity to thrive.