For Children & Adolescents: Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)


CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are volunteers trained to work with children who are the subject of court cases related to abuse and neglect. If you become a Court Appointed Special Advocate, you will play an integral part in ensuring that children do not become lost in an overburdened court system. The CASA program is dedicated to the premise that all children are entitled to grow up in safe and loving homes.


Anna Quindlen – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author

The lawyers know the statutes, the social workers the regulations. But the CASA volunteer is assigned to know the child, one child at a time, to understand the boundaries of her life, to telephone her teachers, to consider her hopes and dreams, to try to come to some conclusion about what will be in her best interests. For children whose pasts have been chaotic and whose futures are uncertain, the CASA volunteer may be the most consistent, interested presence in their lives.

If you are a Rockland County resident who wants to help children and families, please consider becoming a volunteer CASA. Together with MHA, you can change a child’s life.

More information on CASA

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For more information about CASA, contact:

Stephanie Fox
Program Supervisor