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What We Do

Advocacy

Every Child Has Rights - We Protect Them

CASA recruits, trains and coaches citizen-volunteers who advocate for abused children in the community and in the courtroom - because abused and neglected children need more than the foster care system can provide. CASA volunteers provide quality court-based advocacy with amazing results:

1. 92% of children with a CASA attend school regularly
2. 92% of children with a CASA shown improved grades
3. 96% of children with a CASA are connected to at least one positive adult role model, other than their CASA


Children are referred to our program from a variety of sources including the juvenile court judges, attorneys, caseworkers, service providers, teachers and family members. CASA advocates are matched to a child's case where their skills and training will benefit the children most. CASA advocates work to get their child’s court case expedited in addition to helping the child they’re working with find a permanent home as quickly as possible.

Change a Child's Story

Sara had never attended school, even though she was nine. Her CASA fought for her to stay in a classroom with her peers for half a day and have intense tutoring the other half and it paid off. Sara was able to catch up to her class before the end of the year.

Our Impact This Year

  • Percent of children reunified with parents

    39%

  • Current Active CASA Advocates

    298

  • Case Hours Donated by CASA volunteers

    12,108

  • Percent of cases with a CASA volunteer
    Percent of cases with a CASA volunteer

    90%

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