EAC, Inc. Court Appointed Special Advocate Programs
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The Long Island CASA Programs are foster care advocacy programs in which trained volunteers assist the Family Court by fact-finding, interviewing, and reporting on children in foster care. Volunteers, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are interested men and women from all walks of life, trained by EAC Network to work with program staff and the courts. When a case is assigned to a CASA volunteer, (s)he will speak with caseworkers from public or private agencies that are caring for the child. (S)he will interview caseworkers, and will make visits to the child in the foster 13 home. Other parties to the case who may be contacted include school officials, therapists, doctors or family attorneys.