He matters.

And what we do matters.

Become a CASA Volunteer.

And learn how the system works.

Change a child's story.

Advocate for a boy or girl in the foster care system.

Who are the children and youth we serve?

Each year, we provide CASA Volunteers for hundreds of boys and girls in the foster care system, who range in age from newborn to 18+. Their cases originate in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Madison, Virginia. Most come from homes surviving at or below the federal poverty line. They are Caucasian, African-American, Multiracial, Asian, and Native American. Seventeen percent are Hispanic. But they all have two things in common: they are part of our community and they need our help.

What is a CASA Volunteer?

You are the one who stands by a child in foster care as they go through one of the worst times of their life. You work collaboratively with everyone involved in their case. You are trained and empowered to help ensure that your child has stability, medical and mental health care, and educational support. You come from all walks of life and are part of volunteer-powered network of everyday people committed to ensuring children in foster care have a chance for a better life. As a CASA Volunteer, you are bringing the light of hope to a child’s darkest hour.

How can I help?

Change A Child's Story.

Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) is a nonprofit agency committed to advocating for children who are involved in the court process due to underlying allegations of abuse and neglect. 

We recruit, screen, and train men and women from our community to take on this important role.  Although they work independently, CASAs are not alone. They can always rely on the professional support and supervision of our staff.

Studies show that boys and girls who have CASA Volunteers receive more trauma-informed medical support, do better in school, spend less time in foster care, and find safe, permanent homes faster.

Being a CASA is not the easiest volunteer job, but it can be the most rewarding -- because when you change a child's story, it changes you.

Become a court-appointed special advocate for a child in the foster care system. No experience is required - we will train you.

Please help our kids heal and flourish. We rely on donors to support the amazing work of our CASA Volunteers and Bridges to Success Coaches.

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Help spread the word about how we can change the lives of vulnerable children in our community. Become a Friend of CASA or a CASA Ambassador.