How does a CASA work a case?

The CASA volunteer visits the child at least once a month and talks to the child’s caregivers, family members, social workers, and other professionals to obtain information on the child. They also gather information about the child by talking to school officials and their health professionals. If they find problems, they can collaborate with the professionals on the case and the various parties to obtain necessary services, such as evaluations for the child or tutoring. They also bring concerns about the child’s education, health, and welfare to the courts attention by writing court reports and they get to make recommendations to the Judge on the child’s status and needs.