Court Appointed Special Advocates
- Non-Profit Organizations
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) First Judicial District Serving Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Los Alamos Counties
''Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASAs, are volunteers that work through the courts and with child protection agencies to ensure that each child to whom they are assigned receives rehabilitative services, medical care, educational assistance, and most importantly placement in a permanent loving home. The advocacy and dedication of CASA volunteers literally change the lives of the abused and neglected children they serve.'' -Marty Braniff, author of ''Step Over Rio'' and nationally known speaker and advocate on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected, including those who are victims of human trafficking.
The mission of CASA, First Judicial District is to promote and protect the best interest of children in the foster care system who have been abused or neglected in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent homes and the opportunity to thrive.