Advocating for one child at a time
We develop and support CASA programs statewide through 4 primary areas of focus:
1. Program Development. We work with Connecticut’s Judicial Branch to develop and implement new CASA programs in order to serve more of Connecticut’s children. We also partner with existing programs to help them scale their efforts and expand into new courts.
2. Training. We deliver rigorous, state-of-the-art training programs for CASA staff and volunteers, drawing on best practices and innovations from throughout the National CASA network.
3. Resource Development. We partner with programs to identify appropriate funding sources and grant opportunities. We allocate funds that we raise to support our local programs’ initiatives as needed.
4. Policy and Legislative Advocacy. We advocate for abused and neglected children at the State level by bringing their needs to the attention of our legislators and policymakers. We support the initiation and enactment of legislation that ensures fair and effective child welfare practices.