Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford recognizes the importance of various community organizations that benefit and enrich the lives of children. One such organization is the National Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children ("CASA"). CASA represents a network of 955 programs dedicated to developing and recruiting volunteers from across the country. These volunteers assist in the supervision and defense of abused and neglected children throughout the legal system. “Voices for Children”, the San Diego-based affiliate, has transformed thousands of lives by providing these children with CASA’s that make an essential contribution to their future success.
A CASA, or a court appointed special advocate, is a volunteer appointed by a judge to advocate for needy children. Rather than abandoning the children that need the assistance of non profit organizations the most, the idea is to prevent these children from getting lost in the overburdened legal system or to languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. These volunteers continue with each case until its conclusion, when a child is placed into a proper, safe, and permanent home. With such a complex legal system and so many areas where these vulnerable children can easily slip through the cracks, the work of CASA’s is essential to protecting the interests of neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.
The Law Offices of Nancy Bickford supports the San Diego CASA and Attorney Nancy Bickford has made it a priority to stay involved with this non profit organization. The organization has received notable endorsements, including those from Dr. Phil, the Honorable Robert Brutinel (Presiding Judge, Yavapai County Superior Court), author and columnist Anna Quindlen and US Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. High profile endorsements like these exemplify the high quality of service provided by the many CASA organizations around the country.
Attorney Nancy Bickford strives to help divorcing parents deal with the issues of child custody and child support in the most sensitive manner possible. To reach an attorney who can help guide you through your divorce and help look at for your children’s best interest, call the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford at (858) 793-8884 to schedule a consultation.