History of CASA

It was a judge’s idea!

In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information conceived the idea of volunteers in the courtroom speaking up for the best interests of children who had experienced neglect or abuse. That judge was David W. Soukup. From the first program has grown a network of nearly 950 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

CASA of Crawford County's History

CASA of Crawford County, Inc. began in 2001. CASA became a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization in 2007. We are governed by an Advisory Board of Directors. 

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