What is the role of the CASA/GAL?
A CASA/GAL provides a judge with a carefully researched background of the child to help the court make a sound decision about the child’s future. Each case is as unique as the child involved.

The CASA/GAL must determine if, based on the investigation, it is in a child’s best interest to stay with the parents or a family member, to be placed in foster care, to be freed for permanent adoption, or some other appropriate option. The CASA/GAL makes a recommendation on placement and services to the judge and, most importantly, monitors the case until it is resolved.

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1. Can anyone be a Court Appointed Special Advocate?
2. Do lawyers, judges, and social workers support Court Appointed Special Advocates?
3. Does the federal government support Court Appointed Special Advocates?
4. How does the Court Appointed Special Advocate relate to the child he or she represents?
5. How effective are Court Appointed Special Advocate programs?
6. How many CASA programs are there?
7. Is there a "typical" Court Appointed Special Advocate?
8. What is a Court Appointed Special Advocate or Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL)?
9. What is the role of the CASA/GAL?
10. What is the role of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (NCASAA)?
11. What training does a Court Appointed Special Advocate receive?
12. Do you do on-site urinalysis tests?
13. What is the level system?
14. What supplies does my child need in Detention?
15. Where are you located?
16. Where is the Detention Center located?
17. Who do I contact about Detention information?
18. Who do I contact to find out when my child can be released?
19. Who do I contact with a suggestion, concern, or compliment about the Detention Center?
20. Are there any financial obligations if my child is detained?
21. Are there any legal negotiations or plea bargaining?
22. Are there any requirements if my child is released from Detention?
23. Do I have any obligations while my child waits for their Court hearing?
24. Do you have any volunteer opportunities?
25. How do I obtain information and assistance regarding Sealing and Destruction?
26. How do I obtain information regarding Juvenile Records?
27. What about legal representation?