CASA Volunteer Advocates are assigned to one case at a time by the Juvenile Court. We help children and their families work towards reunification after children are placed in foster care. We know that the best thing for children is to find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. We also know that children who are placed with family members have the best chances for good outcomes throughout their lives. CASA Volunteer Advocates help children and families by advocating for a variety of services and interventions to get children out of foster care as quickly as possible. They give a child a voice and act as a caring, consistent adult for a child who is placed in foster care.
CASA Nashville also partners with providers in the Child Welfare System to help inform training of foster parents, staff, and service providers. We work closely with the Juvenile Court to influence policy and procedural improvements. CASA Volunteers work alongside Guardian Ad Litems, making home visits and advocating for services. We also work closely with partners in the Department for Children’s Services to ensure the right services are provided to children and their families, minimizing delays and unnecessary or inappropriate services that cost the taxpayer.