About WaCASA

Washington State CASA’s Mission:

To ensure that all dependent children in Washington State who need court appointed special advocates (CASA) have them by promoting, supporting, and developing programs in Washington State.

Washington State CASA supports local programs in the following areas:

1. Training:
Our training activities support local program training efforts, including statewide Annual Conference; and opportunities for peer-to-peer training and support through twice-annual CASA program managers meetings.

2. Networking and Awareness:
Our networking and awareness raising activities recruit new CASAs and raise public awareness of child welfare issues. We support local program efforts to recruit new CASA volunteers; reach out to community organizations; present at various speaking engagements; and provide CASA recruiting communications materials.  We also have a vibrant legislative advocacy program.

3. Capacity Building and Support:
Our capacity building activities strengthen local programs’ abilities to serve children in the dependency system. Activities include:  data collection; new and ongoing program development; National CASA quality assurance standards review; and other resource development.