National CASA is Transforming Lives

More than 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 nearly 77,000 trained volunteers who stand up for the best interest of a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. Learn more >>

Register Today

2017 Conference

Join us at the National CASA/GAL Conference March 11 - 14, 2017, in Seattle, WA. Choose from more than 100 workshops on key topics in child welfare and a lineup of exciting keynote speakers. 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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