Blackfoot, ID asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Idaho

Q: in the state of Idaho Are CASA workers allowed to go through your belongings and disclose information..?

this CASA worker Found some cigarette butts in my closet’s on my patio took a picture and then went to the property manager at my apartments and disclosed that I’ve been smoking on the patio and showed them the pictures she took

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: CASA stands for "Court Appointed Special Advocate." It is a national program. Some states contribute to its funding, others don't. It receives national funding. If a CASA "volunteer" is involved in your case, it's because a judge appointed them to be involved. If you'd like to read the rights your CASA volunteer has with respect to going in your space, next time you see the juvenile court judge, ask her! Ask, "hey what right does my CASA volunteer have to go into my space and observe? My guess is that the court authorized the CASA volunteer to go into your apartment and a further guess is that you're NOT supposed to be smoking in that apartment? So, my answer is "YES," the volunteer had the right to tell your landlord that you were smoking and smoking in the apartment, leaving cigarette butts on your patio.

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