National CASA Statistics 2014

In 2014, the Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) network consisted of 949 local and state programs.

Children Served in 2014

These 949 local/state CASA/GAL programs served and estimated total of 251,165 children in 2014, 207,458 whom were served by volunteers. More than 97,000 new children were assigned to a volunteer and over 94,000 children’s cases were closed.

Sixty-three percent of programs reported that at least one child received advocacy services provided by a paid CASA/GAL staff person. An estimated total of 41,686 children were served by these paid staff persons. The average length of time paid staff acting in an advocacy capacity was assigned to a child was 9.5 months.

Volunteers in 2014

An estimated 76,327 volunteers participated in CASA/GAL programs in 2014, and 24,186 new volunteers were trained.

The average number of cases to which a volunteer was assigned at one time was 1.5 cases, representing 2.6 children. The average length of time a volunteer was assigned to a child was 18.8 months.

What is a CASA Volunteer?

CASA Volunteers provide advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. The following information will help you learn more:

How Do I Become a CASA?

A CASA volunteer can make a profound and positive difference for abused children. The following information shows how you can get involved:

CASA Program Information

The Clark County CASA program celebrated 30 years of providing advocacy for children in Clark County in 2010. The program’s success is the result of planning and the help of many volunteers:

About Us

Nearly 3,500 abused and neglected children live in foster care in Clark County, Nevada because they cannot live safely at home. These children need powerful voices to speak for them. The mission of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in Las Vegas is to provide that voice. Become a CASA.


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