The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia is to deliver personalized, integrated, child-centered advocacy to abused and neglected children in foster care through a diverse community of trained and skilled volunteers.
What We Do
CASA is the only program in Philadelphia that leverages the resources of trained community volunteers to advocate for a child's best interests in and out court. CASA volunteers effectively advocate to ensure children are well cared for while in the foster care system, are placed in a permanent home, or exit the system with the education, skills, and supports they need for a stable and happy future.
The relationships forged between CASA volunteers and the children they serve make a critical difference in life trajectory of that child. Of the cases CASA has closed, 85% have achieved a permanent outcome: over 55% have been reunified with a relative or parent and 35% were adopted or permanently placed. As reflected in national CASA statistics, children with a CASA spend less time in foster care, receive more services, and are more successful in school.