CASA volunteers are highly effective
in advocating for abused and
East Central Indiana volunteers say Madison County judges value and respect their opinions when making decisions about what is best for a child. Indiana law says that EVERY child, not just children in certain cases, should have a CASA to speak for them. The need for CASA advocates is great in Madison County. Let us show you how you can make a difference in the lives of children in our community.
IN LESS THAN 10 HOURS A MONTH, YOU CAN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S FUTURE
East Central Indiana CASA is seeking individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate in the rewarding
and empowering experience of serving as a CASA volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age
and must pass screening requirements and receive training to serve as a CASA. All applicants are
welcome; African American and Hispanic/Latino individuals and men are especially needed.
East Central Indiana CASA recruits and provides thorough training for volunteer advocates (32 classroom hours and 10 additional hours of courtroom observation) to prepare them to investigate cases and to assure that children receive the help they need with navigating the complex child welfare system.
Volunteers are asked to commit to a child until the legal
proceeding is over and the child is able to go home, is adopted,
or is placed permanently in a safe and stable home.
In addition to serving as child advocates, the East Central Indiana CASA also invites volunteers who are interested to assist in other areas, such as outreach, marketing, fundraising, and leadership efforts. With the growing number of children in the court system, more outreach and marketing efforts are needed to recruit and train advocates and to raise funds.
Want to know more about being a child advocate volunteer? Click on “Explore Volunteering.”
Ready to apply now? Click “Apply to Volunteer.”
Application accepted and ready to begin training? Click on “Volunteer Training.”
Questions? Contact Volunteer Trainer Kelsey Antrin at 765-649-7215 or kantrim@MadisonCounty.IN.gov.
CASA VOLUNTEER STORIES
Become a volunteer
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