CASA for Children of DC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Justice & Legal
  • Race & Ethnicity


220 I St. NESuite 285Washington, DC 20002 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CASA DC connects court-involved youth in DC with the one-on-one support of a specially-trained supportive adult figure - a Court Appointed Special Advocate - who can advocate for their best interests and promote positive outcomes. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and supported by CASA DC to serve the particular needs of DC’s foster children and justice-involved youth.


CASA for Children of DC is a leading voice in advocacy for court-involved youth in the District of Columbia. CASA DC connects specially-trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to support vulnerable and at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. CASA volunteers develop a mentor-like relationship with their youth and advocate for their youth’s best interests in Court, promoting greater outcomes and the opportunity to thrive. CASA DC started in 2002 to create a legacy of advocacy, born from a desire to provide DC foster care children and justice-involved youth with a consistent adult in what can easily become a whirlwind of attorneys, social workers and related professionals. This all begins with 15 hours minimum a month.


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