As a volunteer advocate, you’ve got a tremendous responsibility. You have the opportunity to dramatically improve the life of a child. Judges respect your work and the recommendations you supply to the court. According to a 2005 nation-wide survey of judges, approximately 97% agreed that children and families are better served because of CASA involvement. They also recognized that the CASA provided information that was beneficial to their decision-making. As you spend time getting to know your child and her needs, you’ll realize how much your child is counting on you to help her navigate the system. From learning about educational advocacy to working with social workers, we’ve compiled some resources in the website to help CASA volunteers advocate for their youth. I hope you will spend some time in the Advocate section of our website and will stop back by every so often. We will be updating the site all the time to make it a better resource for you.