EAST CENTRAL INDIANA CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES) IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN IN MADISON COUNTY.
CASA recruits and trains volunteer advocates who guide children through the complex legal system and represent their best interests in decisions toward a safe, permanent home.
CASA volunteers are ordinary people from all professions, cultures, and ethnic and educational backgrounds who are committed to doing what is best for a child. The volunteers are thoroughly trained by the agency in courtroom procedures, social services, the juvenile justice system, and special needs of at-risk children. They investigate, monitor, and evaluate the child’s situation and then advocate for what is best for the child.
To be a CASA volunteer, individuals must:
- be 21 years of age
- have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- successfully pass all background checks
- provide personal and professional references
- successfully complete an interview with CASA staff members
- complete 30 hours of pre-service training
- complete pre-service court observation time
OVER 400 CHILDREN ARE WAITING FOR A
CHILD ADVOCATE TO HELP THEM
ECI CASA BOARD AND STAFF
East Central Indiana CASA is a non-profit organization governed by a skilled,
volunteer Board of Directors and dedicated, experienced staff.
Please contact Annette E. Craycraft at (765) 649-7215
or email acraycraft@MadisonCounty.IN.gov if you are interested in serving in a
leadership role with East Central Indiana CASA.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER NOW
There are more children in our county who need an advocate than we have volunteers. I encourage people to give it a try.
Go to the training; see what you think about it. It’s really not hard; it doesn’t take a lot of time, and it’s very rewarding.
Cheryl Bennett, CASA Volunteer