CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for a child’s right to be safe, treated with dignity, and thrive in the security of a loving family.

I am for the child...

who’s had seven addresses in a single year. Because she is in foster care. Because her father abused her. And because her mother couldn’t believe her. I am for her. The child, barely 6, who is bounced not home to home, but house to house. Who, worse than no longer believing in others, no longer believes in herself. I am for that child. To listen to her. To stand up in court for her. To speak for her. To champion without compromise for what’s in her best interest. Because if I am there for her, I know she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. That is the child I am for. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. I am you.

Mission Statement

FOCUS on Youth/CASA is a 501(c) 3, a non-profit organization that prepares and provides community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings.

Vision Statement

FOCUS on Youth/CASA promotes safe, stable and nurturing homes for all children. We seek to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children through advocacy, socialization and education to prevent juvenile delinquency.


To Learn More...

about the CASA Program, see our latest video. View Now (2:28 minutes)

Video To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice.
To give them a voice is to give them hope. And
to give them hope is to give them the world.
  • Pamela Butler, former foster youth