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Overview


Mission

Court Appointed Special Advocates programs provide staff and recruit, train and supervise volunteers who are appointed by Family Courts to provide unbiased, independent information to the court in child abuse and neglect cases.

CASA volunteers may meet with the child, family members, foster parents, and service providers and review reports to compile timely and thorough information about children's health, safety, well-being and permanency plans, and to monitor the implementation of court ordered service and visiting plans.

CASA volunteers work collaboratively with legal, social service, and treatment providers toward the goal of securing or maintaining safe, stable, permanent homes for children in the child welfare system.

Administration

Court Appointed Special Advocates Assistance Program
Child Welfare Court Improvement Project
Division of Professional and Court Services
200 Elizabeth Street
Utica, NY 13501