Our model works! A study found that in four out of five cases, the court accepts all or almost all of CASA volunteer recommendations for supports for the child and with a CASA volunteer, a higher number of services are ordered for children and families.
A U.S. Department of Justice study found that less than half as many children with a CASA volunteer spend time in long-term foster care, compared to
In addition, cases involving CASA are more likely to be permanently closed.
Only 1.4% to 9% of CASA children reenter the child welfare system compared to 16% for other children.
This helps children thrive in school, life and beyond. On average, children who enter the foster care system and are assigned a CASA volunteer are:
|Children in Foster Care with a CASA volunteer||Children in Foster Care without a CASA volunteer|
|Less likely to graduate from high school||31%||84%|
|Less likely to graduate from college||2%||40%|
Voices for Children Montgomery: advocating for abused and neglected children on GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON
Voices for Children Montgomery has had to change operations during the pandemic, but that’s not stopping them from continuing their mission to advocate for abused and neglected children, while helping them find a safe home. CASA volunteer Patrice Furlow shared how they’re connecting with children while social distancing – and how you can become a volunteer.