Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County, Inc.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE CHILD AT A TIME
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Today there are more than 110 children in the Chautauqua County foster care system—toddlers who have been removed from their families because of abuse, abandonment or worse; children who have lost their parents and often been separated from their brothers and sisters; young teens who have had to change homes and schools six or seven times because they are shuffled between different temporary living situations.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County Inc., trains and supports court appointed, adult volunteers that advocate for children in the foster care system. They fight for the child's rights and needs until they are in safe, loving, permanent homes.
All children deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. All children have a right to a loving home where they can rebuild friendships and learn and grow. This isn't just important, it is a fundamental obligation of our society to protect the rights and needs of our children during the most vulnerable time in their lives.
Abused and neglected children are waiting for a CASA volunteer. If you or someone you know can volunteer to speak up for a child, or you wish to become a supporter of CASA, please contact us today.