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 have someone by their side, speaking up for their best interests.


Become a Volunteer

Are you ready to change a child’s life? Join a national network of more than 85,000 trained volunteers. Learn more >>

Meet the children

Meet the Children

Meet some of the former foster youth whose lives were changed by a CASA or GAL volunteer. Learn more >>

Join Our Movement


We need your help to ensure that every child who has been neglected or abused has a champion. 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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