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4300 N. Miller Rd., Suite 116, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Tel: 480-272-8793 • Email: info@voicesforcasachildren.org


Voices for CASA Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCO 10010). 
Your donation is eligible for tax credit consideration (EIN 45-3359395).

Be a voice and a volunteer for a child in foster care in Arizona 

Together, we can give foster children a brighter future. 

Interested in Becoming a CASA?

Together, we can give foster children a brighter future. Discover how you can make a difference.

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Maricopa County is home to 9,000 abused and neglected children — and many of them lack the vigilance of a CASA volunteer.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) advocates for a child in foster care in Maricopa County. If you’re considering becoming one of these impactful volunteers, your responsibilities range from appearing in court to spending time with your child until they are in a safe and permanent home — and it all starts with filling out an application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to become a CASA volunteer?

Those ready to begin a CASA Volunteer Certification Application must be over 21 years of age, be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident, be able to pass a background check, and commit to two years with the program.


What special skills do I need?

No special background or education is required to become a CASA volunteer. We encourage people from all professions, cultures and educational backgrounds to apply.


What is Voices for CASA Children?

VOICES is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA). Voices for CASA Children works in conjunction with the CASA of Maricopa County program.

What is a CASA?

Voices for CASA Children strives to ensure every foster child in Maricopa County has the support of a CASA. But what does being a CASA mean? Here’re five things you’ll do to change a child’s life.

1

Gather Information

Communicate with caregivers about the child’s behaviors and relationships, and interview family members and professionals involved in the case. You’ll participate as a member of the child’s case management team and prepare a written court report based on the information you’ve collected.

2

Appear in Court

You will advocate for the child's best interests and provide testimony when necessary to the court, as well as ensure case planning and services are provided.

3

Act as a Mentor

The child welfare system is complicated, but CASAs are there to bridge the gaps. You’re encouraged to spend consistent, quality time with the child and ignite cooperation between the individuals and organizations in the child's life.

4

Explain the Situation

While assisting with this complex process, it is your responsibility to help your child understand the court proceedings and what some next steps may be.

5

Make Educated Recommendations 

Bring concerns about the child's health, education, mental health and other pillars to the appropriate professionals. Advocate for services that ensure the child’s stability before finding a safe, permanent home.

“My CASA was there when no one else was. She was there when we fought our biggest struggles in foster care. She inspired us when we felt most uninspired. She motivated us to keep our grades up and stay in school.”

Want to know more about becoming a CASA?