CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides trained communtiy volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who come to the attention of the court primarily as a result of abuse or neglect. Advocate volunteers receive 33 hours of training before being sworn in by the Juvenile Court Judge. They are then appointed by the juvenile judge or referees to investigate a case. Through written reports and testimony, volunteers give recommendations as to what is in the child's best interest. The goal is to find the safest, permanent place for the child to live as quickly as possible.