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Donate to CASA and Change a Child's Story Today!

CASA of Kosciusko County recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who speak on behalf of children who through no fault of their own, have been abused or neglected and are now entangled in our local court system. The local CASA program graduated its first class of volunteers in 1992, and since the year 2015, has served over 719 children. CASA volunteers spend countless hours getting to know the children as well as their family members, educators, service providers, and more to ensure the judges have all of the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.

In 2021, CASA of Kosciusko County saved the county approximately $378,000 in court-appointed attorney fees. Without CASA volunteers, who advocate for free, the courts would have to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) or a court-appointed attorney to each child. Research done by the National CASA/GAL program reports that children who have a CASA are more likely to find a safe and permanent home, to succeed in school, and to get help with other services. Additionally, children with a CASA are half as likely to re-enter the foster care system.