CASA Program Effectiveness
"CASA is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family. "
Voices For Children CASA volunteers are assigned to only one child abuse and neglect case at a time and see the children in the family every week. The CASA typically knows the children better than any of the professionals on the case and often is the one consistent person in the child's life. Having a CASA volunteer improves outcomes for children. Studies have shown that:
- Children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care.
- When a CASA volunteer was involved, both children and their parents were ordered by the courts to receive more services.
- Cases involving a CASA volunteer are more likely to be permanently closed than cases where a CASA volunteer is not involved.