Roles and responsibilities of a CASA
- Know the child - To establish a relationship, the CASA shall have regular and sufficient in-person contact with the child where the child lives, attends school, and participates in community activities so they can ensure that child's voice is heard.
- Investigation – The CASA shall carry out an objective examination of the situation, including relevant history, environment, relationships, and needs of the child by reviewing all relevant documents and records; interviewing the child, parents, social workers, teachers, and other appropriate persons; and observing the child in his or her natural environments.
- Advocacy – Identify and make recommendations regarding the best interests of the child to the Juvenile Court and others.
- Facilitation – Identify resources and services for the child and facilitate a collaborative relationship among all parties involved in the case, helping to create a situation in which the child’s needs are met.
- Monitoring – Remain actively involved until the case is terminated and the child is in a safe and permanent living environment.ad