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ABOUT CASA

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

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!

 

Together, we are making a difference in the lives of children in the most need of a strong voice.

CASA FACTS

  • 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 speak on 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, is a member of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children and is one of eight local programs in the Wisconsin CASA Association.

  • 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 come from all walks of life.

  • After screening, CASA volunteers complete a 30-hour pre-service training and are then partnered with an staff Advocate Supervisor, who provides ongoing support.

  • Since the fall of 2016 when the Marinette County CASA Program began, 33 CASA volunteers have advocated for 75 children!

  • In 2019 alone, 142 CASA volunteers advocated on behalf of 240 children in Brown County!

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ADDRESS

414 East Walnut Street

Suite 170

Green Bay, WI 54301

(920) 437-2272

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