What is CASA?
CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. The first CASA program was created in 1977 by Seattle judge, David Soukup.
The National CASA Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy programs like Voices for Children so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.
Children with a CASA Volunteer
- More likely to find a safe, permanent home
- More likely to have a consistent, responsible adult presence
- Will have more services ordered
- Spend less time in foster care
- Half as likely to re-enter foster care
- More likely to be adopted
- Less likely to be bounced from home to home
- Perform better in school