Since its creation by a family court judge in Seattle, Court Appointed Special Advocates has become one of the most effective programs of its kind. Today there are 949 CASA programs around the country. It is a unique blend of private support, public need and the kind of people power that comes from more than 76,000 volunteers all committed to the rights of every child in the foster care and child welfare system.
The CASA model works because its volunteers make it work. The children benefit from the time, skill, objectivity, and concern of the CASA volunteer for each child's welfare. Appreciated by judicial, legal, and social service communities, CASA volunteers work to change lives one child at a time.