CASA for Children of DC

Address: 220 I St., NE

Ste 285

Washington, DC 20002

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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:

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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