A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer that speaks up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Tippecanoe County court system. By monitoring their assigned case closely and advocating for the needs of the child, volunteers give a voice to our county's most vulnerable children by being independent fact-finders and facilitators for change. Prospective CASA volunteers must complete an application and participate in a screening interview prior to being considered for training. Training consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and observation of court room proceedings.
The mission of the Tippecanoe County CASA Program is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
Our Values Statement
At Tippecanoe County CASA, a culture of inclusion, acceptance, and encouragement is at the core of who we are and maintaining such a culture is central to our mission. In our advocacy, every voice is equal and has the right to be heard. We know unique perspectives generate better ideas to solve complex problems. We strive to create a place where all life and cultures can flourish together and every child thrives free of abuse or neglect.