What is Guardian ad Litem/CASA?
Probation Offices are appointed Guardian ad Litems by the court to investigate and provide information needed for making decisions regarding the best interest of the minor child in a dependency action in Juvenile Court. Community volunteers are also appointed by the court to act as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
These volunteers are screened, trained, and supported as they interact closely with the community agencies involved in the lives of the families to which they are assigned. As the “eyes and ears of the court,” these professional quality volunteers render services to the youth and Superior Court.