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Our Mission ​

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc (CASA) is a nonprofit agency committed to advocating for all abused children involved in the court process due to concerns for their safety and well-being. Henrico CASA recruits, screens, trains, and supervises local citizens who become volunteer advocates dedicated to representing the needs of abused and neglected children and children in need of services or supervision. The advocates promote safe permanent homes for all children.

Volunteer Program

Without a volunteer advocate, hundreds of abused children will not have a strong, knowledgeable voice to represent their best interests. There is no special experience required to volunteer as a CASA. Our advocates, who share a passion for keeping children safe, come from all walks of life with a variety of backgrounds. Forty hours of free training is provided. There are children waiting to have their lives lifted up by an advocate. Will it be you?

Donate

The immediate impact of child abuse and neglect is tragic as it triggers long-term consequences and instability for children as they grow and mature. Child maltreatment is frequently hidden, regularly occurs over time, and is usually preventable. CASA relies on the generosity of our donors to support our work. Your one-time or recurring donation gives vulnerable children a powerful voice during court proceedings, at school, and in our community.

A CHILD HAS RIGHTS. We fight for them...

Imagine you are a 10 year old child. You live with your mom, who is a drug addict. She calls you horrible names and beats you when she is angry. You rarely go to school. Your home is filthy. For as long as you can remember, social workers and many other strangers have been in and out of your home trying to work with your mom. After a particularly bad night, you are removed from your home and placed in foster care. Your father, with whom you've had little contact, is located. You have several visits with him and you are so happy to have your dad back in your life. You want to go and live with him, permanently. Your social worker explains to you that your dad wants to keep in touch with you, but he won't take you to live with him because he can't afford a child.

You are heartbroken and afraid.

WHO WILL SPEAK FOR YOU?