State & Local Programs

State Organizations

The work of CASA/GAL state organizations across the country is integral to our success on behalf of our nation's abused and neglected children. As our state organizations have grown, so have the accomplishments gained from their work. Our network benefits from the knowledge, expertise and broad range of services provided by state organizations.

Highly Effective State Standards and Highly Effective Review Process  

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National CASA Publications and Presentations

April 2018 Webinar on Tips for Reviewing Local Program Data: Slides and Audio Recording

View State and Local Program Survey Reports (2011 - present)

2014 State of the States (1 MB PDF)

2010 State of the States (665 KB PDF)

Achieving Our Mission: A Management Guide for State CASA & GAL Organizations (1.87 MB PDF) 

Standards for State CASA/GAL Organizations (1.28 MB PDF) (effective September 2018)

Resources for State Organizations

Public Policy section of Features regular updates on public policy

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: Includes overview, description of the articles and regulations, and information for advocates

Fostering Connections Resource Center: A website designed to advance implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success Act across the country. State organizations are encouraged to share publications, event information and examples of approaches to implementation through the website.

Title IV E Funding for CASA Training:

As of September 2013, the following states had agreements with their state IV-E agency, to claim IV-E reimbursement for CASA/GAL training: New Hampshire, Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, Missouri, South Carolina, California, Iowa, Washington and Texas. Ten other states continue discussions with their 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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