Why is CASA Important in the life of a Child?
A Child with a CASA Advocate spends EIGHT fewer months in foster care than a child without a CASA.
A Child with a CASA Advocate changes placements, on average, 5x less!
A Child who has a CASA Volunteer is more likely to be placed with their siblings and in a home of a responsible family member, instead of in a stranger's foster care home or a group home.
What does this mean?
Having a CASA Volunteer Advocate means a child has much-needed stability.
A Child that changes homes has to relearn the rules of the house, has new foster siblings, it means a new school, a new teacher, new classmates, a new doctor, a new therapist. Each change in foster homes is trauma.
Children that are able to stay with a responsible family member or their siblings do better emotionally connecting.