What is CASA?
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), sometimes referred to as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). These people are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused, neglected, or dependent child in court.

A CASA/GAL provides a judge with a carefully researched background of the child to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future.

The CASA/GAL makes a recommendation on placement and services and, most importantly, monitors the case until it is resolved.

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