CASA of Natrona County Statistics
(January to July 2017)
- 80 sworn active volunteer advocates
- 808 hours spent advocating
- 3158 miles driven
- 160 court hearings attended
- $1190 spent in-kind on the children they advocate for (meals, sports equipment, activities, etc)
- 274 children served, 144 families
- 90 new children entered our program
- 83 children found safe permanent homes
- 81 cases currently have an advocate assigned to them
- 41 cases closed, 80 children
Children served since 2001 - 1334
Imagine showing up to court and not knowing a soul. Worse yet, imagine being too young to speak for yourself in court and having complete strangers decide your future.
Now imagine having someone by your side who knows you and your story very well, who cares about you and has the strength to speak out and fight on your behalf. Imagine how empowering it is to have an advocate, who’s not even getting paid, but there only to help you succeed. Having a CASA advocate by your side can make the difference between despair and hope.
CASA volunteers provide stability and hope
Studies show that CASA advocacy creates stability in a child’s life. Children who have a CASA are more likely to receive needed services, have fewer placement changes, spend less time in foster care, and are half as likely to return to the foster care system.