Starting a CASA program in your community requires strategic planning. Quantify the need for CASA in your county: How many children are in foster care in the county? How many child abuse and neglect cases are filed in your court annually? Knowing these numbers can help you make a convincing case for CASA.
Investigate the financial, physical and human resources available in your community. An assessment of the capacity of your community for CASA also helps you prepare to persuade others of the necessity for CASA. To get started establishing your community’s commitment in starting a CASA program, click here.