Mission of Delaware County CASA
As of August of this year there were over 450 children waiting for a volunteer. To close the gap, an additional 170 volunteers are needed. The next training begins April 10th and 11th. Apply Here
Our mission is to advocate in the best interest of abused and neglected children in Delaware County. We recruit, train and support community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system proceedings. CASA volunteers are “the voice of the child” in court; providing information and perspective to assist the judge in making informed decisions that are in the best interest of the child.
- 4,034 GAL/CASA volunteers advocated for 26,762 children involved in abuse/neglect cases in Indiana’s courts in 78 of our 92 counties.
- These volunteers contributed 348,213 hours of their time to advocate for abused and neglected children and made 295,888 contacts with these children.
- Volunteers donated an estimated $31 million in services by giving of their time and themselves advocating for our most vulnerable children.
The Delaware County CASA Program is affiliated with the Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA, which is part of the Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration. The Delaware County CASA Program is certified by the State Office and complies with the Indiana Supreme Court Program Standards and Code of Ethics for GAL/CASA programs. The Delaware County CASA Program is also a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association.