Judicial District VII CASA Program Inc. is committed to providing all abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children a voice in the Court process and in the community.
For fiscal year 2014/2015, we have been successful in providing a voice in court for over 247 children placed in the child welfare system. CASA is funded by grants, donations, and fundraising events. As our CASA program continues to grow, so does our need for financial support from the community. We must continue to have the resources available to support the abused and neglected children in our community. Your support is vital for us to be able to serve all children we receive appointment on. We rely on your help to provide the critical training and supervision of volunteers, who advocate for these children. Children who have been placed in foster care are, by definition, indigent. They have no economic resources whatsoever. In fact, when they are removed from their homes, they often leave with their few possessions stored in plastic garbage bags. While a single Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Social Worker typically has to keep track of 20 cases or more at any given time, the CASA volunteer is assigned one or two cases at a time and stays with that case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Many children have never had a caring adult in their life for an extended period of time. Committed CASA volunteers make a tremendous difference. Each child needs someone who will listen, not give up on them, and be their voice in court to get the services they need.