About Us

A child has rights and we fight for them.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Rock County is affiliated with Family Services of Southern Wisconsin & Northern Illinois and the National CASA Association.  

CASA of Rock County works on behalf of abused children, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.

How do CASA volunteers help abused children?

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until they are placed in a safe and permanent home and the case is closed. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Why CASA volunteers are so important?

CASA volunteers serve as the "eyes and ears" for the judge in child welfare cases.  This includes researching each child's situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect.  

As a volunteer you will bring three critical qualities.
  • You will focus on one case at a time.
  • Bring a unique perspective to the court case.
  • Be the sole objective person representing the best interest of a child.

 "CASA and its volunteers perform 
an immeasurable service to our 
courts, families and most importantly 
the children who are affected by their 
involvement in the legal system"

Tom Kolpien
former Guardian Ad Litem
Court Commissioner of Rock County
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