Alaska CASA is a network of programs around the state that recruit, screen, train and support adults in the community to serve as court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers.
Alaska CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the child welfare system.
Alaska CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) believes every child who's been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. To accomplish this, we educate and empower diverse community volunteers who ensure each child's needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. When the state or tribal government steps in to protect a child's safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a trained child advocate to make independent and informed recommendations and help the judge decide what's best for the child.