Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Our mission is to provide a powerful voice for our abused and neglected children who come into the Tribal Court System with trained and dedicated volunteers. We can accomplish this through education of our community regarding its responsibility for our children who hold the future in their hands.
To ensure that all the Children that come before the Court under the Indian Child Welfare Act are appointed a trained and dedicated Special Advocate to be their voice in securing a safe and permanent home in which they can thrive.
- Concerned community members who care about Kalispel children
- Will receive training and support
- Gather information and present a fact based report to the Judge which reflects what is in the best interest of the child
- Help the Judge make an informed decision about the child’s future
- Stay with a child’s case, helping the child, until the case is closed
With a CASA at their side, Indian children know there is one special person who will be there for them and will help them find a safe, loving home where their culture is honored.
There are special laws that protect Native American children, whose voices may be lost in the system. CASA volunteers provide the court with information that helps the judge make important decisions that have a lasting impact on the entire family.
If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer or have any questions, please contact us.
Meet Our Staff
Kalispel Tribe Court CASA
Laura Lee Bentle, Program Manager