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Mission: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children who are under the legal protection of the court system.

Vision: Every child to feel safe and secure in their home and heart.

We recruit, train and support citizen volunteers to advocate on behalf of children under court protection until they are safe and thriving in permanent homes. CASA volunteers visit the child regularly and submit a monthly report to the judge on the child's safety and well-being to help the judge make important decisions on the child's future.


Many of the children we serve are in foster care and their CASA volunteer is the only consistent adult presence in their life.  A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to get help with other services, spend less time in foster care and do better in school!


We serve children in both Brown County and Marinette County. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of children in the most need of a strong voice.


  • The concept of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) was created in 1977 by Seattle Superior Court Judge David Soukup, who envisioned the idea of appointing community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children under court protection.

  • Today there are more than 85,000 CASA volunteers in 950 state organizations and local programs in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Since its creation, CASA volunteers have helped more than 2 million children find safe, permanent homes.

  • CASA of Brown County was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2004, and is a member of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

  • The CASA child advocacy program serves children up to age 18 who under court protection due to abuse and/or neglect.

  • Many of the children we serve are in foster care.

  • CASA volunteers complete 30 hours of pre-service training, sworn in by the court and partnered with a staff Advocate Supervisor, who provides ongoing support.

  • In 2021 alone, 131 CASA volunteers advocated on behalf of 228 children in Brown County!

  • Since the fall of 2016 when the Marinette County CASA Program began, 57 CASA volunteers have advocated for 98 children!

Watch this video about Dom's story and how his CASA volunteer made a difference in his life.