Our Reach

CASA volunteers advocate on the behalf of foster children who are before the court because they have experienced abuse or neglect.

CASA of Kings County is one of 950 CASA programs in the United States, each of which recruits, trains and supports volunteers.

The Problem:

Overwhelmed Systems

  • Child welfare systems are overwhelmed, partly due to a devastating opioid epidemic.
  • More than 424,000 children are in foster care on any given day in the United States.
  • The average child in foster care spends more than a year in care.

The Solution:

Advocates From The Community

  • Volunteer advocates are screened, trained and supported by our staff.
  • CASA volunteers form a one-on-one relationship with children and get a full picture of the case.
  • Judges depend on CASA volunteers for critical information to help them make the most well-informed decisions.

Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

CASA volunteers play a unique role on behalf of some of our most vulnerable children. Their commitment, vigilance and persistence offer hope where there has been little.