CASA stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocate

 

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CASA is the only volunteer position that empowers everyday citizens to be appointed by the Court. CASA Volunteers work one-on-one with a child victim of abuse or neglect, getting to know the child and making recommendations about what they need to thrive.

Volunteers handle just one case at a time, and they commit to staying with that child and family for the duration of the case. While many people involved in a child welfare case may come and go, CASA volunteers provide a constant, supportive presence in the child’s life. Children with CASAs are more likely to graduate from high school, spend less time in long-term foster care, and are more likely to adopted. To learn more about the evidence of the effectiveness of CASAs, visit the National CASA Association.

Are you ready to stand of up for a child who needs you?

 

Become a CASA

 

 

Evidence of Effectiveness

A child with a CASA is:
• more likely to be adopted.
• half as likely to re-enter foster care.
• substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care.
• more likely to have a plan for permanency, especially for children of color.
• more likely to do well in school.

Voices For Children CASA by the numbers

In 2016, our CASA volunteers selflessly devoted countless hours in service to 160 children through the CASA program. An additional 14 children were by CASA volunteers working to achieve educational success with students in truancy court.

To apply to become a CASA, click here