CASA: Advocates for Children of NYS

CASA -- Court Appointed Special Advocates -- is a volunteer-based program providing intensive, individualized advocacy for children in foster care, or at risk of placement. We do NOT provide legal advice. We work with all professionals in the case to facilitate a prompt and safe resolution to the case.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Dutchess, Erie, Fulton, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Monroe, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Westchester
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile
  • Populations Served: Children
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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