State of Alaska CASA Program
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are appointed to watch over and advocate for children and youth in care. For many children and youth in care, their CASA volunteer may be the one constant adult presence during this challenging period of their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children and youth with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term out-of-home care and are less likely to re-enter care.
The State of Alaska, Office of Public Advocacy (OPA), administers the Alaska CASA program and its four regional offices that recruit and train CASA volunteers.
The State of Alaska, Office of Public Advocacy (OPA), administers the Alaska CASA program and four regional offices. These programs recruit and train volunteers who are supervised on their cases by OPA’s staff guardians ad litem.
FACC Support for CASA Volunteers
Alaska CASAs receive direct support through partnership between FACC and the Office of Public Advocacy. Each year, FACC provides direct financial support, through MOA, to the Alaska CASA program and its volunteers.