What Does a CASA Volunteer Do — and How Does it Make a Difference?

In this 3-minute video, you can see how a CASA Volunteer can support an individual child as they move along a treadmill of growing up (which is already challenging) while in the child protection system. It shows how a CASA Volunteer — in about 10 hours a month — makes sure the medical, mental health, academic and social needs of a child are not forgotten and a child has a better chance.

Why a CASA Volunteer Makes a Difference:

Judges who oversee the cases of abused and neglected children report CASA Volunteers have the most impact in “promoting long-term wellbeing” (92.2%) followed by “appropriate services to child and family” (83%) and “psychological wellbeing” of the child (79.9%). Source

Over 93% of judges report a very positive overall experience with the CASA program. Source

CASA Volunteers are highly effective in getting their recommendations accepted in court. In 4 out of 5 cases, all or almost all of the CASA Volunteer’s recommendations are accepted. Source

A child with a CASA Volunteer has significantly less placements in the child protection system than a child without a CASA Volunteer. Source

Cases involving a CASA Volunteer are more likely to result in a permanent placement for the child. Source

Abused and neglected children report a high level of hopefulness when they have a CASA Volunteer. Source

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