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.