The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (National CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

National CASA, headquartered in Seattle, WA, functions as a resource to support and increase the capacities of state organizations and local member programs so that they can serve more abused and neglected children and serve them better. National CASA provides state and local program representatives with training and technical assistance in a variety of areas, including program development, volunteer recruitment and training, quality assurance, program best practices, public awareness, evaluation and resource development. National CASA also provides grant funds to state organizations and local programs to promote growth and quality.

Every year the National CASA Association surveys both state organizations and local programs to get an accurate reflection of the structure and operation of programs across the country. In 2016, the CASA/GAL network consisted of 938 local programs and state organizations.

The findings illustrated by these survey results are critically important to track the growth and development of state organizations and local programs, secure funding from diverse sources, and help National CASA better its member organizations. Thank you to all organizations that responded to the survey this year. The valid response rate this year for key indicator data was 94 percent.

Download full report: LocalSurvey2016