Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

by | Feb 15, 2024 | 0 comments

Across Delaware, over 200 Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) build close relationships with and serve as one-on-one advocates for children in foster care. There are three CASA programs within the Family Court that recruit and specially train these volunteers from the community, who are then appointed as advocates by a Family Court Judge. The CASA is appointed as the child’s guardian ad litem, which involves being party to any court agreement or court plan for the child and is represented by an attorney for legal guidance. CASA volunteers are selected, trained, supervised and evaluated by Program Coordinators from the Family Court staff. CASA volunteers commit to spending at least one year with the program.