As the CEO of National CASA, I spend a lot of my time on the road—and in the air. I am privileged to travel the country to share the CASA message with elected officials, business leaders and philanthropists.
Together, we will continue to grow, to someday ensure that every child in need has a caring CASA volunteer.
But there is no place I would rather be than sitting with a group of young people whose lives were touched by a CASA volunteer. Young people who have defied the odds by finishing their education, pursuing successful careers, raising children of their own. Time and again they tell me: My CASA volunteer was the only person I could count on. She believed in me when no one else did.
While these stories provide inspiration, today we must also be able to demonstrate and examine our results using data. In 2013, National CASA worked with a well-respected research firm to lay the groundwork for a performance measurement project that will enable us to document our positive impact—and ultimately enhance and expand our programs’ ability to serve children.
I am excited about the future of the CASA movement—and grateful for your support. Together, we will continue to grow, to someday ensure that every child in need has a caring CASA volunteer standing by her side.
Michael S. Piraino,
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President and President Elect
Covington & Burling LLP
New York, NY
Beth T. Dessem
Missouri CASA Association
Robert G. Culak
Sugar Land, TX
University of Alabama
Child Development Research Center
Sioux Falls, SD
Los Angeles, CA
Adam J. Liff
Diversified Funding &
Renne J. Bilson
Studio City, CA
Robert G. Culak
Sugar Land, TX
CAN Council Great Lakes Bay
Advocates for Children
Judge David Stucki
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
CASA and guardian ad litem programs recruited, trained and supported needed volunteers.
CASA volunteers helped change children’s lives—every day.
= 5,000 volunteers
abused and neglected children had a caring CASA volunteer speaking up for their best interests.
= 5,000 children
CASA and guardian ad litem volunteers contributed
hours of service, equal to
in taxpayer dollars if compensated
of funding received by National CASA was directed to services and support for CASA/GAL programs
people were Facebook fans of National CASA by year’s end
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people inquired about becoming a volunteer with their local program at CASAforChildren.org
podcasts educating listeners on current child welfare trends were downloaded in 2013
were facilitated by skilled National CASA trainers on topics including increasing diversity, working with older youth and training volunteers.
CASA programs worked with National CASA to hold 204 “Flex-Learning” volunteer training sessions, which combine online and in-person sessions to meet the needs of busy volunteers
CASA program staff, volunteers, judges, board members and others increased their advocacy skills at the 2013 National CASA Conference
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The National CASA Association is grateful to these organizations whose support in 2013 helped to make our work possible:
This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement 2011-CH-BX-K031 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of policies of the US Department of Justice.
In 2013, National CASA facilitated a donation of software valued at $4.4 million from Microsoft to 209 CASA/GAL programs.
National CASA is proud to be supported by the university and college community. Student groups across the nation provide extraordinary support at the local and national levels.