State & Local Programs

Data Collection and Evaluation

Collecting and analyzing data enables National CASA Association and CASA programs to assess our efforts and ultimately improve our services to children. The following surveys, summaries and reports demonstrate constituent satisfaction with CASA and GAL programs.

Recent State Organization Survey Reports

2015 State Organization Report (PDF)

2014 State Organization Survey Report (PDF)

2013 State Organization Survey Report (PDF)

2012 State Organization Survey Report (PDF)

2011 State Organization Survey Report (PDF)

2010 Statistical Snapshot of State Organizations (28 KB PDF)

Recent Local Program Survey Reports

2016 Local Program Survey Report (PDF) 

2015 Local Program Survey Report (PDF) 

2014 Local Program Survey Report (PDF)

2013 Local Program Survey Report (PDF)

2012 Local Program Survey Report (PDF)

2011 Local Program Survey Report (PDF)

Performance Measurement

Child Trends Performance Measurement Webinar

Child Trends Performance Measurement PowerPoint

Child Trends Final Report (2014)

Summary of Child Trends Report Findings

Webinar 2: Logic Models and Evaluation

Making the Case for CASA

Additional Surveys

Caliber Evaluation of CASA Representation Report (PDF)

Judges and Attorney Survey of Volunteer CASA/GALs (PDF): Judges value CASA volunteers but need more of them.

Consumer Satisfaction Survey: A 2003 survey measuring satisfaction with CASA volunteers among parents, judges, child protection workers, child protection supervisors and attorneys

Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)

CASA Effectiveness Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide CASA programs with an easy to use system for tracking information necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Emphasis is placed on how to write and measure goals related to child-outcomes. The manual includes easy to follow definitions, instructions, tracking forms and sample surveys.

Part 1: Writing and measuring child outcomes and process goals
Part 2: Tracking volunteer and program activities
Part 3: Collecting information regarding outcomes and activities
Part 4: Conducting surveys
Part 5: Using information collected to write reports



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