State & Local Programs

Child Welfare Statistics

Use the following statistics to describe the need for CASA volunteer advocacy and explain the benefits.

2012 Local Program Survey Report (285 KB PDF)

2012 State Organization Survey Report (200 KB PDF)

2013 CASA/Child Welfare Statistics Sheet (179 KB PDF)

Additional resources:

Child Welfare Information Gateway: A clearinghouse of information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families
Annie E. Casey Foundation: Resources include the Kids Count Data Center.
Casey Family Programs: Providing, improving and ultimately preventing the need for foster care
AFCARS: AFCARS collects case-level information on all children in foster care for whom state and tribal title IV-E agencies have responsibility for placement, care or supervision, and on children who are adopted under the auspices of the state and tribal title IV-E agency.


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