What It Is
The Washoe County CASA Program in the Second Judicial District Court is dedicated to the safety, well-being, and best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who are the subject of judicial proceedings. Appointed by the court, CASA volunteers work diligently to determine what is in the best interest of the child and ensure that positive outcomes are achieved. The CASA volunteer’s commitment is to only one or two children at a time. Low caseloads mean advocates can give each child’s case the personal attention that is often not possible in the social services system. Currently, almost 100 volunteers are serving 146 children under the court’s jurisdiction.
What It Does
The Washoe County CASA Program became part of the Second Judicial District Court in 1989 and is now a program in the Family Services Division. Since its inception, the Washoe County CASA Program has served over 5,000 children. In order to continue to keep our promise to our most vulnerable children, we need your voice. Please consider becoming part of our growing network of Washoe County citizens uniting to create a stronger, safer community for this generation’s children and the next.
To learn more, visit the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada’s website for more information about our local Washoe County CASA Program.