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Who We Are

We serve Connecticut’s most vulnerable children at their time of greatest need. 

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Our volunteers advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Our mission is to recruit, train and support court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Connecticut’s Superior Court of Juvenile Matters in Hartford, Tolland, Windham and Litchfield counties so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

CASA volunteers are  caring individuals who believe that every child deserves an opportunity to thrive. CASA volunteers are thoroughly screened, comprehensively trained, and supervised by CASA staff to provide consistent, caring support for abused and neglected children throughout a child’s time in Connecticut’s child protection system.

Our volunteers develop relationships with the children assigned to them and regularly meet with them, assessing their well-being. They check in with service providers and teachers, recommend necessary services, and submit periodic reports to the Court, always advocating for the child’s best interest.

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally

    261,700

  • National Volunteers

    85,000

  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance

    4297

  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates

    45

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