Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Inc.

818 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
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Our mission Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. provides trained volunteers and professional staff to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and youth, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for these victims in the child welfare system, the community, and before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia. Piedmont CASA promotes awareness about child abuse and neglect through community education and outreach.
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Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Inc.

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Office Volunteers

Help on an as-needed basis to assist with periodic projects, such as helping to man CASA information booths at community events.
  • Occasional
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Become a CASA Volunteer

Piedmont CASA is looking for caring, motivated, and objective men and women who are committed to helping vulnerable children in our community. CASA Volunteers come from all walks of life. They have a variety of professional, educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. No special experience is required, but you do need to be at least 21 years of age. The boys and girls we serve range in age from newborn to 18+, and include victims of abuse and neglect. CASA Volunteers visit their child in a variety of settings, offering them trust and advocacy during complex legal proceedings. They explain to the child the events that are happening, the reasons they all are in court and the roles the judge, lawyers, and social workers play. CASA Volunteers also encourage the child to express his or her own opinion and hopes. No two children are alike. As a CASA Volunteer, your most important job is to make sure the court knows who your child is. You accomplish that by providing the judge with a comprehensive court report based on your thorough investigation. With your court report, the judge has the information and insight he or she needs to make the best decisions for the unique child you serve. In FY20, court reports written by Piedmont CASA Volunteers contained 586 recommendations. Of those recommendations, 95% were accepted. This is a testament to the commitment of our Volunteers, and to the confidence our local judges have in their reports. You can change a child’s story – by becoming a Piedmont CASA Volunteer.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help Volunteer to change a child's life and discover that your life is changed as well. Most importantly, children and youth with Piedmont CASA Volunteers have a better opportunity to break the cycle of abuse and neglect, and become stable, productive adults.
About us Piedmont CASA incorporates trauma-informed, resilience-based practices and responses into every aspect of our work. CASA Volunteers are prepared to actively promote appropriate interventions for our boys and girls. These approaches are generally relationship-based, and focus on healing and supporting the child-parent relationship. Staff and Volunteers are able to assist the court and child welfare system in ensuring safety, appropriate placement, and the services necessary to ensure physical health, mental health, and educational stability.
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