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What is CASA?

Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASAs) are community volunteers, just like you, who speak up for abused and/or neglected children.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of nearly 950 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and/or neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

 

  • Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2020
    Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2020

    730

  • Children served by CASA volunteers in 2020
    Children served by CASA volunteers in 2020

    137

  • Estimated volunteer hours in 2020 (in-kind value over $50K)
    Estimated volunteer hours in 2020 (in-kind value over $50K)

    2040

  • You can be the ONE we need!
    You can be the ONE we need!

    1

News & Notes

Northern Nevada Pride Festival and Community Parade

Washoe CASA Foundation Festival Booth

Saturday, July 24th saw the Washoe CASA Foundation at the Northern Nevada Pride Festival and Community Parade.  Thanks to everyone who made the day so wonderful.  The Pride Staff was so organized and helpful.  The Parade Route down Virginia Street was lined with an enthusiastic, cheering audience.  Many people stopped by our booth at Wingfield Park to learn about the mission of CASA and to pick up a Pride Lip Balm.  Foundation members, Jo Anne Gonzalez, Susan Nissenbaum, Ed Gurowitz, Jodie Black and Kendra Bertchsy were on hand to help.  Our intern, Sven Peterson was invaluable.  And a few Kappa Alpha Theta gals came by to give us a smile.  Thank you all and we look forward to next year's parade!!