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CASA are everyday citizens, who judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been, removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives. CASA volunteers have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes. The National CASA association is a network of 955 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
The paper will focus on the laws, barriers that might prevent families from seeking out an organization such as CASA. Options that may decrease those barriers, philosophy on being a human service professional working with children and families, as well look at values, culture and biases.
First, we look at laws that influence the funding pertaining to CASA, according to the Advocacy Academy Manual (2009), in the seventies, the United States Congress became aware that the child welfare system was not adequately protecting children and their famiā€¦