2011-12 Recipient - CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates

Amount Awarded: 
$ 60,000

Community Needs : Early Childhood Development, Family Support Services

This grant supported a case supervisor to oversee and support 35 trained CASA volunteers who serve as court-appointed advocates for foster children. This new supervisor helped increase the capacity of CASA to represent nearly 300 abused, neglected and/or abandoned children as they navigate the court and foster care system. More than 100 children are on the list waiting for an Advocate. CASA-represented children have a higher rate of family reunification, long-term placement, and/or adoption and are half as likely to re-enter the foster system.

CASA Woman with child in playground swing
CASA Smiling girl leaning out of truck window
CASA Smiling little girl in green dress