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Our Impact

What is the impact of CASA?


Having a caring adult advocate for their best interest can make a lasting difference for a child who’s been neglected or abused.


  • A child with a CASA/GAL volunteer has significantly fewer placements than a child without a CASA/GAL volunteer.

  • A child with a CASA/GAL is more likely to be adopted.

  • When a CASA/GAL volunteer is assigned, a higher number of services are ordered for children and families.

  • A child with a CASA/GAL volunteer is more likely to have better outcomes: children tended to perform better academically and behaviorally in school as measured by whether or not they passed all of their courses, whether or not they were expelled, and their conduct performance.

  • Children and youth assigned a CASA/GAL volunteer reported significantly higher levels of hope. A child’s hope has been linked to numerous positive outcomes such as academic success, overall wellbeing, increases in self-control, positive social relationships, and optimism.

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