CASA BW Boy in Court

 OUR MISSION

Since society has the responsibility to protect its children from harm, the Delaware County CASA Program advocates the best interest of abused and neglected children and supports the recruitment and training of volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children in juvenile proceedings.

Child Advocate Emergency

Hundreds of children in Delaware County are still waiting for their CASA volunteer; waiting for that one trusted adult who will stick with them until their case is resolved; waiting because without you the Delaware County CASA Program can currently serve only 38% of the children in the foster care system.  Please consider becoming a child advocate with CASA.Our next training will begin October 13th.
We are accepting applications now.

A special thank you to INTERSECTION and to Jensen Productions for crafting this video.
Thank you to Comcast Spotlight for introducing us to this amazing team.

Advocate with child

Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality.

Casa in Chalk

“If I didn’t have the support system that I have, I don’t know exactly where I would be. Family, that was not an option, so I would probably be in a Shelter somewhere.” ~ Shumeka Moore

Team

Our next training begins on Thursday, July 7.

Submit your volunteer application today!

600,000

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

76,000

NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS

14,000

CHILDREN SAVED IN INDIANA

251,000

CHILDREN SAVED NATIONALLY

For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.