Research shows:

Having a stable relationship with a supportive adult can help children do well, even when they have faced significant hardships.

  • CASA/GAL volunteers are trained to understand the impact of trauma on children. 
  • They spend time with children and the people in their lives. They talk to service providers, teachers and social workers to gather information that will help them make informed recommendations to the court.
  • Based on what they learn, our volunteers also advocate for services that promote healing, that help children develop resilience without causing additional trauma.
  • They encourage services that strengthen parents’ relationships with their children.