What is CASA?

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First, break down the acronym: CASA means Court Appointed Special Advocates.

My command of mathematics is forever shaky, but CASA of Floyd & Washington County was founded on January 10, 1978, meaning the organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The video provides a good introduction, and there’s more information at CASA’s Facebook page.

CASA Program

Every year, over 700,000 children in the U.S. experience abuse and neglect. Court Appointed Special Advocates in Floyd and Washington Counties are the spokespersons in court for these children. Volunteers undergo 30 intensive hours of training, are sworn in by a judge and make a year-long commitment to build a relationship with a child to help them find stability and hope for the future.

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