Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in court. Our volunteers help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child.
The mission of CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties is to provide a meaningful voice and connection that instills hope and builds resilience for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Together, we can transform lives.
of children living in out-of-home placements in Johnson & Wyandotte Counties have a CASA
children served since 1985
of children had stability in CASA advocate throughout their court involvement
CASA Volunteer Spotlight
"We are mentors, friends, coloring buddies, football throwers, cheerleaders. We talk to teachers, coaches, therapists, medical professionals, social workers, foster parents; and ultimately, we are court advocates for the children to whom we are assigned. We make recommendations in court that are often put in place by a judge, including actions protecting a child’s medical, educational and therapeutic recovery from trauma. We help children thrive."
Nancy Valentine, CASA Advocate