CASA guardians ad litem see that the child's best interests are served. They speak up for the child in court and work to ensure that every child lives in a safe, permanent home.

CASA guardians ad litem meet with the child, the child's parents, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) caseworker, and any other people who have information that would be useful in determining what is in a child’s best interest. Based on this investigation, a CASA guardian ad litem prepares a written report for the judge with recommendations on what is in the child’s best interest. In addition, a CASA guardian ad litem appears at every court hearing and most school and family team meetings that deal with the child.