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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 2021
    Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2021

    752

  • Children served by CASA volunteers in 2021
    Children served by CASA volunteers in 2021

    121

  • Estimated volunteer hours in 2021 (in-kind value over $50K)
    Estimated volunteer hours in 2021 (in-kind value over $50K)

    2040

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

    1

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News & Notes

National CASA/GAL Book Club: First discussion of 2023

This book illuminates how America's criminal justice, child welfare and education systems shape the lives of children with an incarcerated parent.

On Monday, January 23, the National CASA/GAL Book Club will host its first discussion group for “The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family” by Sylvia A. Harvey, a comprehensively researched account of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families, including 2.7 million American children who have a justice-involved parent. This book illuminates how America's criminal justice, child welfare and education systems shape the lives of children with an incarcerated parent.

Book Club participants will discuss the prologue to chapter 5, and may choose one of two sessions offered on Monday, January 23: 10am PT/1pm ET, or at 1pm PT/4pm ET.

If you are already a member, learn more about the discussions on the National CASA/GAL Book Club platform, bookclubs.com, or register below to join today.

REGISTER FOR THE BOOK CLUB