What is CASA?

 
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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

1982

founded

49

Operating states and the District of Columbia

 

900+

CASA/GAL state and local programs

87,000

casa volunteers

 

2M

children have found their way to safe home 

28,000

children served