CASA for Children of DC

Address: 220 I St., NE

Ste 285

Washington, DC 20002

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: CASA DC'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

CASA DC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is conscientious of its impact on our youth, families, and volunteers. The health and safety of our CASA DC community—our volunteers and the youth and families we serve—is our top priority and of paramount concern. 

 

At this time, the CASA DC physical office is closed. Staff is working remotely to ensure full support and continued operations. CASA volunteers have been advised to continue engaging with their youth in a manner that they feel is safe, including but not limited to maintaining virtual or phone contact. Volunteers have been provided with information and resources that can be communicated to youth and families to assist their needs during this time. CASA DC will be providing remote learning opportunities for new and current volunteers and will practice remote interviewing for continued recruitment of new volunteers. 


If you have any questions or are in need of support during this time, please contact info@casadc.org.

WHAT WE DO

CASA for Children of DC is a leading voice in advocacy for court-involved youth in the District of Columbia. CASA DC connects specially-trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to support vulnerable and at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. CASAs develop a mentor-like relationship with their youth and advocate for their youth’s best interests in Court, promoting greater outcomes and the opportunity to thrive.

 

Our Goal is To Ensure That Every Foster Youth in D.C. Has a CASA. 

"My CASA Samaura advocated on my behalf to my other team members and what I wanted finally started being heard by my team. I called her the glue to my team because she was always picking up loose ends from other team members and always there for me when I needed her."

Dijonia, Former Foster Youth

Building a Brighter Future for DC Foster Youth

Children who have experienced abuse or neglect fare better with a CASA by their side. Studies have shown:

They are more likely to find a safe & PERMANENT HOME

THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO RE-ENTER THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

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