From the National CASA Annual Report
Our mission is to ensure every child who has experienced abuse or neglect has a caring, consistent adult to advocate for his or her well-being. This bold promise to give every one of America’s most vulnerable children a voice requires the passion, dedication and collaboration of a network of 938 CASA/GAL programs, community volunteers, government and judicial partners and our dedicated donors and philanthropic supporters.
We are pleased to report that 2016 marked an exceptional year for the National CASA Association and the entire CASA/GAL network. Through high-performing collaborations taking place in 49 states, nearly 87,000 volunteers served more than 280,000 children—that is a 13 percent increase in volunteers and a 12 percent jump in children served over the prior year.
Together, We Served More Children in 2016
In 2016, the number of children in foster care grew by 3.5 percent. Our network results show we kept pace with the growing need and then some, but more children need our help.
+13% increase since 2015
280,316 Children Served
+12% increase since 2015
938 STATE AND LOCAL MEMBER PROGRAMS
6.2 million VOLUNTEER HOURS
See the complete annual report here