CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens to be officers of the court. Being a CASA volunteer does not require any special education or background, simply the desire to help abused and neglected children find safe permanent homes. An advocate's three primary duties are to investigate the case, advocate for the child's best interest and report to the Guardian ad Litem attorney. CASA requirements include being 21 or older, and being able to give 4 to 8 hours a month of service after completing CASA training. You must also pass a Criminal Background check. Trainings are scheduled at your convenience. We have many children who are waiting for an advocate.