How We Make A Difference

Our Program

In a typical year, more than 100 children in Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, and McCook Counties go through the court system because their family is in crisis. Sometimes these children are able to live at home with their parents. More often, however, these children wind up in a foster home. Unfortunately, the system that is supposed to protect children isn’t always equipped to ensure that their basic needs and rights are protected.

There is a simple and effective solution: a CASA Volunteer. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. A CASA is a trained advocate who works directly with all the parties to make sure that the best interests of the child are always front-and-center. A child who has a CASA volunteer has the best chance of a successful outcome.

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives.