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Snohomish County Juvenile Court2801 10th StreetEverett, WA 98201


Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where CASA steps in. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA/VGAL volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. The Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (VGAL) Program is a Superior Court funded volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed representatives of the court to make a lifelong difference in the lives of abused and neglected children of Snohomish County . In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among the hundreds of current cases. CASA/ VGALs change that. Appointed by judges, CASA/VGALs typically commit to staying on a case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem provides that one constant that children need in order to thrive.


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
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