From our friends at CASA of Travis County. Created by For the City and used with the kind permission of CASA of Travis County.

CASA of Allegheny County represents and protects the best interest of children in Allegheny County who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASA staff members and community volunteers are part of a legal process that ensures children are safe.

As a volunteer with CASA, we will ensure that you receive detailed training, which in turn will make an amazing difference in the lives of our children.

Once assigned, you will have the opportunity to interview caseworkers, speak with parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations regarding the child/ren.

Most importantly, as a CASA Volunteer you serve as a “constant” for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Essentially, you do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the child/ren are being met.

The first step in working towards becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend a Community Meeting in our office. During this introductory session, you will learn more about the role of a CASA Volunteer and the impact of our work with abused and neglected children.