State & Local Programs

New Program Development

In 2012, 933 CASA and GAL program offices served children throughout the country.

National CASA offers the following resources to support new CASA programs.

National CASA Guide to Program Development 

Assessing the Need for a CASA Program

Examples of CASA Program Mission Statements

Self-Assessment Exercise: Ethnicity and Identity

Recruiting Minority Staff and Board Members

New Program Director's Checklist (66 KB PDF) 

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