Goochland CASA is a member of National CASA. The National CASA Association was founded in 1982 and provides technical assitance and national leadership to local programs across the country. The CASA concept is endorsed by American Bar Association, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators. Today there are over 900 CASA programs in the United States that serve over 240,000 children with an estimated 68,000 CASA volunteers.
Who is Goochland CASA? Goochland CASA
Role of the CASA Volunteer
The CASA legislation outlines five major duties of the CASA volunteer:
- Investigate the circumstances of the case
- Submit to the court a written report of the investigation
- Monitor the case to ensure compliance with court orders
- Assist the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) if one has been appointed
- Report allegations of abuse or neglect to the Department of Social Services
The majority of CASA programs depend upon financial and in-kind support from local goverment, i.e., office space, training space, computers and technical support. Goochland CASA enjoys the support and assistance of the Goochland Board of Supervisors.