Policy & Advocacy
Washington CASA Association works to assure sound public policies on issues affecting the Washington child welfare system, the well-being of children and youth in state custody, and other policy areas related to our mission.
Along with the local CASA/GAL programs and their volunteers, Washington CASA engages in a variety of efforts to study, develop and change public policies. Additionally, we collaborate with other advocacy and stakeholder groups, participate in special task forces, and engage in other processes to develop and impact policy.
A sampling of Washington CASA’s public policy endeavors include:
• Member, Commission on Children in Foster Care
• Member, Innovative Dependency Court Collaborative
Government support helps enable our programs to screen, train and support volunteers whose best interest advocacy addresses the complex needs of traumatized children. You can help us advocate for children at the federal level. National CASA/GAL has focus areas and priorities that address the issues affecting children and families in their communities. National CASA/GAL monitors nationwide trends and tracks pressing issues affecting children who have experienced abuse or neglect.