There are 45 local CASA programs in Ohio serving children in 54 counties.
By supporting local programs and volunteers, Ohio CASA helps Ohio children emerge from the trauma of abuse and neglect to an environment where they can thrive. We are part of a nationwide CASA network that recruits, screens and trains volunteers from local communities to help juvenile courts keep children safe and determine their best interest.
Cases can last several years, during which time children will change foster homes three times on average. But once appointed, CASA volunteers stay with their assigned children throughout, often becoming the only consistent, stable adult presence in their lives.
The need is ongoing. And growing. Every societal challenge that stresses public resources eventually takes its toll on our children.