A CASA is a volunteer appointed by the court to represent the best interests of the children as they are taken through the legal process.
Friends of CASA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides funding and support for abused and neglected children in King County.
Since 1983, Friends of CASA has provided funding for the special needs of King County’s abused and neglected children when no other funding is available. Children’s services funded by Friends of CASA include:
Emotional, physical, and psychological health assessments and therapy
Specialized equipment or devices
Specialized legal services
In addition to funding the needs of dependent children directly, Friends of CASA provides crucial support to the staff and volunteers serving dependent children. Support for staff and volunteers includes:
Recruitment of volunteers
Training of volunteers and staff
Recognition and retention
The Friends of CASA is led by a Board of Directors and is funded through private donations.