Project STARFISH provides Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA Volunteers) to advocate for youth who have become involved in the Juvenile Justice system AND have a history of being involved with the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) due to neglect and/or abuse.
This project provides trained Volunteers to work with youth, help them learn to advocate for themselves, and help empower and support the youth and their families to make lasting changes.
CASA Nashville provides trained Volunteers to serve youth and their families to advocate for their needs, help inform the courts about progress and suggest services, and assist in getting needed services in place. CASA Volunteers engage weekly with youth and build an important connection.
They stay with the youth until the case is closed. and are sometimes the only consistent adult in the youth’s life during this time. This connection makes a big difference!