A court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained and appointed by a judge to speak for the best interests of an abused and/or neglected child.
CASA volunteers are everyday people who care about children.
CASA volunteers help assure the child's emotional, physical, educational, spiritual, social, and mental health needs are being met.
Volunteers for CASA come from all walks of life and backgrounds: many work full-time, some are retired, some are stay-at-home moms, and others are students or work part-time.
There are over 900 CASA programs around the county. Find out more about the CASA movement and the stories of how CASA helped over 274,000 children last year by visiting the National CASA website.
The mission of Northwest CASA is to recruit, educate, and empower community volunteers to advocate in court for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the 14th Judicial District to ensure that each and every child is able to grow up in a safe and permanent home.