The Washoe CASA Foundation Fund is a designated charitable fund to support the activities of the Washoe CASA Foundation.
Gifts to the fund will be used for:
- Recruitment of CASA volunteers in Washoe County
- Training and retention of CASA volunteers
- Expenses directly related to the needs, care, and assistance of children with an appointed a CASA volunteer
- “James Special Day” program aims to assure that every CASA child is celebrated and has the opportunity to have a birthday party or a special day for any occasion
Learn more about the Washoe CASA Foundation, the importance of CASA volunteers for children in the court system, and how you can be involved at washoecasafoundation.com.
What is CASA?
Change a Child’s Story
Each court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate in court for the best interest of a child. CASA volunteers’ advocacy helps ensure that children are safe, have a permanent home, and have the opportunity to thrive. The Washoe County CASA Program in the Second Judicial District Court is dedicated to the safety, well-being, and best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who are the subject of judicial proceedings. The Washoe CASA Foundation supports the CASA Program through community awareness, fundraising, and recruitment and retention of volunteers.
The National CASA/GAL Association has promoted best-interest advocacy for more than 40 years. From inception to today, so many have been moved by our cause and have committed themselves to change children’s stories. There are currently nearly 950 state and local programs that recruit, train, and support volunteers, serving more than 260,000 children in 49 states and the District of Columbia.