Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia

Training and supporting community volunteers to become sworn officers of the court to speak up for the safety, stability, health and well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation Grant Impact

At CASA Philadelphia, every dollar goes a long way to meeting the goal of providing a volunteer on every case appointed by the court. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's ongoing support ensures that CASA Philadelphia volunteers will be able to maintain their invaluable suport for foster children represented by members of the Philadelphia Bar Association in Philadelphia Family Court.

Summary List of Programs and Services

CASA volunteer pre-service training and service.

Educational Decision Maker (EDM) volunteer pre-service training and service.

Summary List of Priorities for Client Intake

We are appointed to dependency cases by judges at family court. There is no direct child client intake.

We directly recruit, screen, and train CASA and EDM volunteers to work with the children in the appointed cases.