Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers, 21 and older, to work with abused and neglected children. We need volunteers to advocate for children from birth to 18 years of age who are involved in juvenile court, through no fault of their own. We request a one-year time commitment and a minimum of 10-15 hours per month, or about 2 hours per week.
CASAs conduct an independent investigation, monitor situations at issue, and make observations and recommendations to the juvenile court through the Guardian ad Litem attorney. Volunteers meet with teachers, therapists, caseworkers, and other parties involved with the case. They attend court hearings, reviews, and staffings, and through the Guardian ad Litem attorney, advocate for what is in the best interest of the child.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.