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Keeping Our Promises: National CASA’s Strategic Objectives

Mission Statement
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

Five Critical Pledges We’ve Made on Behalf of Abused and Neglected Children

We will work tirelessly until these five pledges are met:

  • Every court in the United States recognizes that a CASA/GAL volunteer is essential for a successful outcome for children
  • Our volunteer base reflects the diversity and cultural makeup of children in the system
  • Every potential donor understands the importance of our mission, and places it at the top of their priority list
  • Every government official at the local, state, tribal and federal level understands the far-reaching results a CASA/GAL volunteer can achieve, and places our work at the top of their agenda
  • Every child can thrive in the safe embrace of a loving family
The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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