Harrison County CASA Program, Inc. provides quality volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children involved in the court system with the goal of timely placement in safe, permanent homes.
To provide a quality, trained CASA advocate to EVERY abused and neglected child that enters foster care in Harrison County, WV.
Children should feel safe and protected wherever they live
Children deserve to be treated with respect and dignity
Children deserve to have their voices heard
Children in our communities are everyones responsibility
Our society has developed and implements systems to remove children who are victims of abuse or neglect from their parents to ensure their safety and well-being. Therefore, as a society we must be responsible. As a society, we must not only expect the system to care for these children, but rather we must hold each other responsible, making sure that these same children’s safety, welfare, and dignity are upheld in the process.
HOW DO CASA VOLUNTEERS HELP CHILDREN?
CASA Volunteers are appointed by the Circuit Court Judge to respresent the best interest of children who have been removed from their home due to abuse & neglect. CASA volunteers serve one case at a time, often being the only constant in these children's lives during this difficult time. CASA volunteers submit written reports to the judge on the facts of their case.
WHO ARE CASA VOLUNTEERS?
Everyday citizens that step up to be a voice for a child. CASA volunteers undergo an application, screening, and training process to be sworn in as a CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers must be 21 years of age and pass a background check.
HOW IS THIS PROGRAM FUNDED?
Harrison County CASA Program, Inc. is funded primarily through the United Way of Harrison County and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Additional funding requirements are met through community foundations, fundraisers, and generous donations of members of our community.
The Harrison County program began in 1995 as a program of the Harrison County Child Abuse Task Force. In 2002, the program was established as a private, non-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors.
Harrison County CASA Program, Inc.
445 W. Main Street, First Floor
Clarksburg, WV 26301