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Casa - Court Appointed Special Advocates

The purpose of the Casa program is to ensure that abused and neglected children receive high-quality, sensitive, effective and timely representation in court hearings to determine their guardianship. Casa humanizes the complex child welfare system for the child victim by providing a trained volunteer who will act as a consistent role model and advocate for the child's best interests.

Accepted to the Portfolio: June 2015

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Incorporation of recommendations from CASA volunteers into hearing court orders 
  • Improved service for children and families 
  • Increase in the number of cases closed within 12 months of being opened
  • Increase in the number of children placed in their home of origin 

Long Term Outcomes

  • Increased permanency 
  • Reduced time in foster care
  • Increased number of children in family-based settings
  • Improved child health
  • Improved school success

Target Population


  • Youth (0 - 21)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)