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How do CASA Advocates help children in foster care? When a family is in crisis and becomes involved in the child welfare system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to advocate for the child. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County provides valuable volunteer advocacy for every abused child in our area… 100% of children in the foster care system in Montgomery County.

Advocates provide valuable information to the judge and others involved in the case to help ensure a child’s best interest is being met. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers stay by a child’s side throughout the case, advocating first for reunification when safe and possible.

Here are some of their stories…

Maddie’s story

3 year old Maddie’s parents were severe drug users. During her young life, Maddie had witnessed episodes of domestic violence between her mom and dad, and she was often left at home, all by herself. Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified of Maddie’s dangerous situation and placed her into foster care.

Susan, a CASA Volunteer, was appointed as Maddie’s Advocate.

Read Maddie’s full story HERE.

How Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) brought a father and daughter together

A case that recently closed began with the emergency removal of a young girl from the biological parent due to neglect. Fortunately, the child was placed with a relative close by.  The father was unknown at the time, and the alleged name provided on the affidavit could not be located.

The CASA Advocate began working with the family and CPS and started building a family tree. CASA was confident that the child was placed in a solid placement with a maternal family relative who was willing to adopt, but still wanted to ensure that the child would also have a strong support network.

Read their full story HERE.


Twins, Kaylee and Keisha, entered this world testing positive for drugs. Along with their older brother, Kaleb, the three spent their early years raised by their grandmother as their young parents continued to use drugs and make decisions that would put the siblings in danger.

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County was not initially on the case, but the attorney for the children pleaded for a CASA volunteer to be assigned to look out for the children’s best interest. Advocate Steffy stepped up and took on the case.

Read their full story HERE.