Casa volunteers are trained and supervised judicial appointees who must be above 18 and have a background check to qualify. Richie says these requirements are rooted in the child’s safety.
“The CASA volunteer has contact with the child and all of those adults who contribute to the child’s wellbeing, school teachers, therapists.”
Richie says once a volunteer has qualified the workload to benefit a child is simple.
“The CASA volunteers are required to attend one face to face contact one hour a month with the child, and then there is some time to write up a report to send to the court. But you can be more involved than that.”
For more information about volunteering visit Louisianacasa.org