An affiliate of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, Children in Placement is the first CASA program in the State of Connecticut authorized to train and certify CASA volunteers -- the only volunteers specifically recognized in the federal law for their representation of children.
Children In Placement works closely with statutorily mandated attorneys and protective services social workers, yet it does not duplicate the investigative services of those groups. It provides an essential link between them – particularly in light of limited time and resources available to individual cases. Between court appearances, our volunteers monitor progress by checking that services are put into place and being utilized and to quickly inform the parties when problems are hindering progress. They work with the children, parents, educators, health care providers and others who impact the life of the child and they are often able to provide the court with many facts that are not otherwise provided. They literally become the eyes and ears of the court.