Research studies have shown that the introduction of just one caring adult can change that child’s life forever. Children in foster care, who have experienced abuse, loss, rejection and disappointments, can learn to trust, hope and love again. A CASA volunteer makes a profound and positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.
Research shows that children who are assigned CASA volunteers tend to spend less time within the foster care system than those who do not have CASA representation. Children with CASA volunteers tend to receive more court ordered services, as these needs are brought to the Judge’s attention. Children with a CASA volunteer also tend to achieve permanency sooner than those without an assigned CASA volunteer. Lastly, children with an assigned CASA volunteer have better outcomes in school.