WHO WE ARE
In 1977, Seattle Superior Court Judge David Soukup was concerned about trying to make decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children with very limited information. He conceived the idea of appointing community volunteers to speak up for the best interests of these children in court. He made a request for volunteers; 50 citizens responded, and that was the start of the CASA movement.
WHAT WE DO
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers who are then matched with a youth who is under the jurisdiction of the courts. On a one to one basis, with their prospective youth, these volunteers collect and provide case information to the Court regarding the youths best interests; advocating for timely, permanent, and safe and secure homes and families.