Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem programs are vital to juvenile court systems across the nation. Explore the CASA website (http://www.casaforchildren.org/site/c.mtJSJ7MPIsE/b.5301295/k.BE9A/Home.htm) and identify ways in which court appointed special advocates and guardian ad litems support at-risk children. What do court appointed special advocates and guardian ad litems do that might impact the juvenile court system? What do you consider to be limitations of court appointed special advocates and guardian ad litems? What do you consider limitations of the juvenile court system? Why are court appointed special advocates necessary.
Discusses how court appointed advocates, guardian, and ad litem programs can help children in the court system by speaking for and on behalf of the child and in their best interest.