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Advocate for Legislation

Advocate for Legislation

Help us make meaningful progress in educating our leaders about the importance of volunteer advocacy for the nation’s most vulnerable children.

Advocate for Children

The CASA program is a well-established nationwide model

Government support helps enable our programs to screen, train and support volunteers whose best interest advocacy addresses the complex needs of traumatized children.

For questions about our public policy agenda, please contact us.

Ask Congress to prioritize children

When the public speaks, our elected officials listen.


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Appropriations and Budget

Appropriations and Budget

In the appropriations and budget process, the federal government sets spending for programs receiving federal dollars. We advocate for full funding for the CASA program through the Department of Justice, to the recently passed House-appropriated level of $12.5 million.

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Key Legislative Priorities

Victims of Crime Act

VOCA funding is a key appropriations area for the CASA/GAL network, since many programs receive this funding at the state level.
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Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

CAPTA is the only federal legislation exclusively dealing with child abuse and neglect.
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Violence Against Women Act

The CASA program is authorized in VAWA, and our reauthorization level largely determines the limit of our federal appropriation.
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