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 security of a loving family.
Today, there are more than 77,000 advocates serving in nearly 1,000 state and local program offices nationwide. CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates and Voices for Children. Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped almost 240,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive.
CASA programs can help a displaced child find the security needed to grow and reach full potential. It's been shown that:
- Children who have been assigned CASA volunteers tend to spend less time in court and in foster care than those who do not have CASA representation.
- CASA advocated children have better chances of finding permanent homes.
- CASA cases are more likely to be reviewed on a regular basis by the court.
CASA… Lift up a child's voice. A child's life. ™
I am a Theta. I am for the Child.
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