The CASA Difference

What the Data Tell Us

A child with a CASA/GAL volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home:

  • More likely to be adopted
  • Half as likely to re-enter foster care
  • Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care

Children with CASA volunteers spend less time in foster care…

  • Children without CASA involvement are spending an average of
    over eight months longer in care

… and are less likely to be bounced from home to home.

Children with CASA volunteers get more help while in the system…

  • More services are ordered for the children
  • CASA volunteers improve children’s representation
  • CASA volunteers are successful in having their recommendations adopted by the court

… and are more likely to have a consistent, responsible adult presence.

Children with CASA volunteers do better in school…

  • More likely to pass all courses
  • Less likely to have poor conduct in school