CASA of Rock County’s Journey
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national non-profit program. We recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. As CASAs, we give children a voice that is often otherwise lost and fight to ensure they do not get lost in the system; we make sure their wants/needs are valued and prioritized. We bring them hope, joy, and a stable adult figure they so desperately need in their lives.
CASA of Rock County started in 2005, and we have been continuously growing since then to serve more and more children in Rock County. Our volunteer advocates are appointed by Judge Michael Haakenson to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, and to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in foster homes. The need for CASA volunteers, especially in Rock County, is a constant and crucial to be able to do the work that we do. The most important quality we strive for in our volunteers is their commitment to helping children have a better future.
Our blog is meant for anyone who wants to make a difference in the life of a child. Our blog posts will focus on giving helpful advice for volunteers, educational materials for situations we deal with at CASA, national awareness on child related issues, the work we do here at CASA of Rock County, and more!
Meet our staff! Kim, Alyssa, Sandy, Kortney, Makinzie, and Nicole.
Visit http://www.casarockcounty.org for more information on what we do!