CASA of Hancock County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that recruits, trains and supports a diverse network of Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers to provide abused and neglected children in our community with quality advocacy in the Hancock County court system and to secure them a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
The CASA of Hancock County Program is appointed to Youth Court cases by judicial order. Children who reside in Hancock County, are victims of abuse and neglect, and have involvement with Youth Court and the Department of Human Services are eligible for CASA advocacy. CASA volunteers investigate the cases, evaluate information and submit reports to the court with recommendations in the child’s best interest. The volunteer monitors the case until a permanent plan is approved by the court or until such time that the child exits the foster care and court systems The result has been that children who have CASA advocates assigned to them have fewer foster care placements and a shorter time period for the achievement of a permanent plan.