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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Our goal is to ensure that every child in Hawaii who needs a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate has one.

ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN BELONG
AT THE TOP OF ANY PRIORITY LIST

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.

Volunteer Application

IT STARTS WITH YOU

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.

A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to
• Be adopted, than to linger in long term foster care.
• Half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
• More likely to do better in school.

It’s so much more than Economics!!!

 Central to society’s most fundamental obligation that the community will fight to protect a child’s right to be safe, respected, and nurtured.

Community’s opportunity to serve and be the voice of children in a LEGAL system closed to the public.  

CASA value added community approach to protect and address the well-being of children.

CASA Certification Requirements

  • CASA Certification Requirements
  • Complete a 5 week CASA overview training and court observations;
  • Clear all CPS/CAN registry, criminal checks, and FBI Clearances;
  • Demonstrate ability to serve under the judiciary’s code of conduct with honor, compassion, and courage.
  • Commitment without compromise to advocating for the best interest of a child: one year minimal or for the life of a case.
  • Minimum age is 21 to serve as a CASA Volunteer

LETTER FROM A CASA

ALOHA,

As you may already know, we are transferring this summer. The Coast Guard has decided my husband’s skill set would be better applied at Sector Key West, Florida. We love Hawaii so much and did not want to go, but orders are orders, so we’ll fly away from the Island early June.

I wanted to thank you for your training and support. My time serving as a CASA has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I have learned so much. Sometimes I was frustrated with the system, but mostly I was honored to serve two amazing young girls. It was a privilege to be their “voice”; but more importantly, it was a privilege to help them find their own voice. I will miss CASA Hawaii folks. I will miss my monthly reports (not really!). And I will definitely miss these girls.

Again, thank you very much for all you do for this amazing program. I have sent a fellow Coast Guard wife your way. Her name is Ann-Marie Avanni. Hopefully, she will contact you soon regarding volunteering as a CASA.

Blessings,
Rochelle Zauner
Court Appointed Special Advocate

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