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Be a CASA or GAL Volunteer

Be a CASA or GAL Volunteer

CASA and GAL volunteers make a life-changing difference for children and youth. Each volunteer is trained and supported by highly-qualified staff members all across the country.

Select a state to find a local program.

Advocate for Children

Lend your voice.

Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers advocate for the best-interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Volunteers work with child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child. There are 939 state organizations and local programs in 49 states and the District of Columbia with 97,900 volunteers nationwide. More volunteers are needed. To join the movement, search the map and connect with a local program. Once involved, your program will support you every step of the way.

If you have difficulty finding a program near you, contact us and we’ll help.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission, Vision and Values

Our work is driven by our mission and vision, and the values we hold in common.
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The CASA/GAL Model

The CASA/GAL Model

CASA/GAL volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. Here’s what that means.
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The volunteer recruitment campaign is supported by cooperative agreement # 15PJDP-21-GK-02762-CASA awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this presentation are those of the author/s and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.