Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


224 W. Main StreetSuite 2BOONVILLE, IN 47601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Warrick County Court Appointed Special Advocate ("CASA") Program is a program that recruits, screens, and trains volunteer child advocates to work in the court system in collaboration with other key agencies, legal counsel, and community resources to represent the best interests of children in juvenile court proceedings. CASA advocates make recommendations regarding appropriate protective and rehabilitative services necessary to ensure a safe and permanent home for every child adjudicated as a child in need of services within the county.


CASA began in 1977 by a Seattle Superior Court Judge, David Soukup. Judge Soukup was concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information and conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. What began with 50 citizen volunteers now has more than 75,000 advocates serving in 951 state and local programs nationwide. 88 out of 92 counties in Indiana now have a CASA program. Indiana is 2nd in the nation for the number of CASA programs existing in a state. In April of 2008, Warrick County CASA received certification with the Indiana Supreme Court Office of GAL/CASA. Advocates were immediately recruited, trained and sworn in as officers of the court in July 2008, officially launching the Warrick County CASA program. In 2020, Warrick County CASA served 240 kids right here in our community! Warrick County CASA became a member of National CASA in the fall of 2008 and remains in good standing.


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