National CASA is Transforming Lives

Nearly 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteer dedicated to their case, America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests. With your support, more children will have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.


Become a Volunteer

Are you ready to change a child’s life? Join a national network of more than 85,000 trained volunteers who stand up for the best interest of a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. Learn more >>

Meet the children

Meet the Children

CASA and guardian ad litem volunteers stand up for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. Appointed by judges, they speak up for the child’s needs in the courtroom and community. Meet some of the former foster youth whose lives were changed by the intervention of a CASA volunteer. Learn More >>

Join Our Movement


We need your help to ensure that every child has a champion a CASA or GAL volunteer. National CASA’s network serves more than 250,000 children and youth who have been abused or neglected. Help now>>

The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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