Who is my CASA worker and what is their Role?
"CASA" stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Cowlitz County CASA is a 501(3)(c) non-profit corporation tasked with being the voice of abused and neglected children in the dependency court system. Every dependent child in Cowlitz County is assigned a CASA through our program.
The CASA's role is to interview the parties, the children and look into the case and report facts back to the court regarding what is in the child's best interests. The CASA remains in place throughout the duration of each dependency case. Most CASA volunteers are NOT lawyers, but are allowed by law to present information to the Court to assist the Judge in making good decisions for each child.
You can find out more about the Cowlitz County CASA program at their website: http://www.cowlitzcountycasa.org/