CASA volunteers ensure health and safety of children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care. Volunteers advocate on behalf of the child, making regular visits until the child has left foster care and been placed into a forever home. CASA advocacy has shown to help children received more court-ordered services, and children with an advocate are also more likely to have their educational and family visitation needs met. Advocates are truly a valuable resource and role model for foster children.
New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks is the nonprofit that organizes and facilitates the CASA volunteers. To find out more about serving as a CASA volunteer, visit www.nmcan.org/our-work/new-mexico-casa-network.