Voices’ teams of CASA advocates and child advocacy professionals speak on behalf of abused and neglected St. Louis children in foster care.
Voices for Children advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community.
A community where every child is nurtured, supported and has access to connections and resources necessary for them to know their value and reach their full potential.
Model of Advocacy
While working toward a safe home with a forever family, Voices’ teams of child advocates—CASA volunteers, social work professionals and child advocacy attorneys—work on behalf of each child to expedite vital health, mental health and educational services.
Our child advocates give each child a strong voice in the critical decisions that impact every aspect of their lives.
Every day, judges, child welfare professionals and caregivers make decisions that affect children who, through no fault of their own, were removed from the care of their parents and brought into state custody.
These children, who have the most to gain or lose, have the least power in the decisions made by the court and the professionals who are responsible for their well-being.
Voices child advocates are the only people whose sole focus is the best interests of the child. Our advocates give our children a powerful voice in decisions about where they will live and go to school, whether and how often they can spend time with siblings and other relatives, how long they will be in state custody and where they go when they leave foster care.