By becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, you become a child's voice, a constant person in their life, and their hero. Advocates come from our community and are committed to helping our community.  Volunteers are the driving force behind our mission to advocate for the best interests of children in placement, or at risk of placement, who are before the Court because of neglect or abuse. 

Contact us today to see how you can help make a difference. 


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be willing to complete necessary background checks, provide references and participate in an interview 
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of pre-service training
  • Be available for court appearances
  • B e willing to commit to the CASA program for one year


Through your support, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are able to connect with abused and neglected children and their families in a way that only an energized and heartfelt volunteer can.  CASA volunteers are the glue that connects the pieces in a complicated child welfare system through collaboration with service providers.  CASA volunteers help identify behavior and/or health needs of the family.  

Your donation makes it possible for Onondaga CASA volunteers to provide advocacy services to the most vulnerable children of Onondaga County.

Thank you for your support!     
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