The CASA program started in Fairfax County in 1988; the Virginia General Assembly established a statewide CASA program in 1990. The CASA worker is a trained counselor volunteer who is appointed by a judge in abuse/neglect proceedings. As a child advocate, the CASA volunteer has 3 main responsibilities:
To serve as a fact finder for the judge and the Guardian ad litem by thoroughly researching the background of each assigned case;
To represent the child's best interest to the Court through the preparation and filing of a written report detailing the CASA's case investigations and recommendations; and
To continue to interact with the child and family for the duration of the case, or as ordered by the Court
The Fairfax CASA office is located at 4101 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA; their office number is 703-273-3526.
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