“…As the senior Judge of our Court, I want to tell you how appreciative I am of the love, the kindness, and the compassion you give to our children. I celebrate your commitment and dedication…Your role in our courtroom as the voice of our children, is vital to the judge’s decision making. AS CASA’s you fulfill a need for our children to have a voice; to be empowered to ask questions, to state their needs and to report wrongdoings.”
- Child welfare is in a state of crisis, partly due to opioid epidemic.
- More than 440,000 children are in foster care on any given day.
- The average child in foster care spends more than a year in care.
- Volunteer advocates are screened, trained & supported.
- Volunteers form a one-on-one relationship with a child.
- Judges depend on volunteers for critical information.
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TOO MANY CHILDREN IN HAWAII LIVE IN FEAR
They live in fear of what their father or mother might do to them. The fear of being totally alone, neglected and never having a placed to call home. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, you will serve as a powerful voice for a child in court, and act as an for a child who otherwise is lost and does not have voice.
THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS
In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by Family Court judges, CASA volunteers typically handle one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that a child needs in order to thrive.
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You can support CASA Hawaii by becoming a volunteer. You’ll help in the lives of many children. If you can’t volunteer, consider donating!