Judges appoint CASA volunteers to be the “eyes and ears” of the court – to advocate for abused, abandoned and neglected children so their needs aren’t overlooked by an overwhelmed child welfare system. Volunteers make a two year commitment to CASA, staying with their assigned child until their case is closed by the court and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to re-enter the child welfare system.

Read National CASA evidence of effectiveness.