Court Appoint Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers trained to be advocates for children who have been abused and neglected and are under the protection of the court. The volunteers are appointed by the judge to meet regularly with the child, review records, and talk to family members and professionals involved in the child's case. They report information to the judge, make recommendations to promote the child's best interests, and monitor compliance with the court's orders until the child has been placed in a safe, permanent home.
1009 New Hampshire Street, Suites A & B, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
The Douglas County Legal Aid Society offers legal assistance. The types of cases handled include domestic relations, municipal court criminal cases, juvenile cases as appointed by the court, landlord/tenant cases, consumer cases and public assistance cases. Legal Aid is staffed by third year law students from the University of Kansas who are supervised by School of Law faculty. (Source: http://lawrenceks.org/attorney/legal_aid)
1535 West 15th Street, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
The Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library provides print resources for a Kansas-based practice and electronic resources including the Lexis on-line legal database. All Library users have free access to all of the Library's resources. The Law Library is open to everyone. The public has access 12 hours per week and attorneys who have been issued keys have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Source: http://www.douglascolawlibrary.org/)