In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge was concerned that making drastic decisions with insufficient information conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. That first CASA program has grown a network of more than 951 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
CASA Monroe's Mission
CASA's mission is to promote and support court-appointed volunteer advocacy to represent the best interest of children who find themselves in the court system because of abuse or neglect, etc. We accomplish this by training volunteers to become advocates for these children. The volunteers oversee and ensure the safety of the children and speak in their best interest during the period that their case is in court.