VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer who advocates for the best interest of a child in the child protection system. Children in foster care have occasional court hearings where important decisions are made regarding their future – including educational and medical needs, visits with family, and, most importantly, where the children will ultimately live. Every adult in the courtroom has someone representing him or her. Who speaks up for the children? This is where a CASA volunteer comes in.
WELCOME TO MAHONING COUNTY CASA PROGRAM
CASA is dedicated to the principle that every child is entitled to have a permanent home and family and to be free from abuse and neglect. CASA acts as the representative of the abused, neglected and/or dependent child in the Mahoning County Juvenile Court system and serves as a catalyst to facilitate support services and to achieve a permanent living situation through advocacy on behalf of the child.