Statewide–Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH, a nonprofit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in the NH courts, needs your help in meeting its goal of providing an advocate to every child in NH who needs one.

A CASA is an everyday hero like you appointed by the court to independently monitor and report on these children, and advocate for what is in their best interest, with the goal of a safe, permanent home. CASA seeks committed volunteers who relish a serious challenge to train to be advocates for children in their own communities.

Being a CASA is a life-changing experience. CASA volunteers work with families, social workers, attorneys and judges to ensure safe, permanent homes for these children. They commit to a particular case and visit monthly with the child or children involved. They also attend all court hearings on the case and monitor its progress. They spend an average of 8-10 flexible hours a month per case and work with the courts closest to where they live.

CASA of NH invites all interested individuals to learn more about the program, download the application, or view the statewide training calendar at their website,, or to call 800-626-0622 for more information.

Diane Valladares is Training & Recruitment Coordinator for CASA of NH, which is based in Manchester, NH.

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