Change A Child's Story
Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc (CASA) is a nonprofit agency committed to advocating for abused children involved in the court process due to concerns for their safety and well-being.
CASA recruits, screens, trains, and supervises local citizens who become volunteer advocates dedicated to representing the needs of at-risk children in need of services or supervision. The advocates promote safe permanent homes for all children.
Providing hope for abused and neglected children.
Imagine you are a 10 year old child. You live with your mom, who is a drug addict. She calls you horrible names and beats you when she is angry. You rarely go to school. Your home is filthy. For as long as you can remember, social workers and many other strangers have been in and out of your home trying to work with your mom.
After a particularly bad night, you are removed from your home and placed in foster care. Your father, with whom you've had little contact, is located. You have several visits with him and you are so happy to have your dad back in your life. You want to go and live with him, permanently. Your social worker explains to you that your dad wants to keep in touch with you, but he won't take you to live with him because he can't afford a child.