Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

30.29 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 30-Quality Assurance and Organizational Integrity
Effective:
4/7/2011
Section:
30.29 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

  1. During the CASA volunteer’s initial assessment, the SSW assists as appropriate, and makes the case file available to the CASA volunteer.
  2. While the case is active, the SSW maintains contact with the CASA volunteer to ensure the advocacy of the child’s best interests.

Practice Guidance

  • Upon appointment of a CASA volunteer, they may schedule a consultation with the SSW to review the background of the case and to identify key issues. 
  • If appropriate, CASA volunteers should be invited to family team meetings and case conferences.
 

Communicate

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