You could change the life of a child

CASA volunteers are regular people, from all walks of life,
who have been rigorously screened and trained extensively by their local program.
Each year, CASA programs train more than 24,000 new community advocates.

Each volunteer receives more than 30 hours of training before they work with a child,
with an additional 12 hours of continued education required annually.

Volunteers receive ongoing support to help them advocate effectively on a child’s behalf.

CASA volunteers are assigned to only one or two children or sibling groups at a time.

Who Can Volunteer?

Become A Volunteer

Volunteer Training

About Us

Our Mission

Goochland CASA advocates within the Juvenile Court system for the best interest of abused and neglected children guided by the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home.

What Is CASA?

Goochland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a member of a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers. These volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates, empowered directly by the courts, offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.