2nd Judicial District CASA

In 2019, our program was appointed to serve 200 abused and neglected children.  

More than 440,000 children are in foster care on any given day.

The average child in foster care spends more than a year in care.

CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Here's what that means: 

Whether your interest is in giving financial support, your time, or your voice, there are many ways to get involved.

Since 1994, the 2nd Judicial District CASA Program has advocated tirelessly to ensure that every abused and neglected child appointed to us is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.

  • Report what you have learned and observed to the court

  • Collaborate with others to ensure that necessary services are provided and are in the child's best interest.
  • Recommend-speak up for the child's best interests in court. Make recommendations regarding the child's placement and needed services, and monitor the child's situation until the case is released by the court.
  • Engage with the child during regular visits
  • Learn all you can about the child and his or her family and life.



Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Their best-interest advocacy helps ensure that children are safe, have a permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive.

Our volunteers make a life changing difference for our most vulnerable children

Urgent NEED



Our Mission



Join Us

To provide a volunteer court advocate for abused and neglected children so they may ultimately be placed in a safe, supportive and permanent home where they will thrive.

Change a child’s life

Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in court. Our volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child.