Nationwide Key Outcomes for the CASA Program
A child with a CASA is more likely to find a safe, permanent home:
- More likely to be adopted
- Half as likely to re-enter foster care
- Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
- More likely to have a plan for permanency, especially children of color
Children with a CASA get more help while in the system....
- More services are ordered for the children
- More likely to have a consistent, responsible adult presence
- Volunteers spend significantly more time with the child than a paid guardian ad litem
Children with CASA volunteers do better in school...
- More likely to pass all their courses
- Less likely to have poor conduct in school
- Less likely to be expelled
Children with CASA volunteers spend less time in foster care....
- Are less likely to be bounced from home to home
- CASA Volunteers improve representation of children
- Reduce the time needed by lawyers