County CASA Volunteers speak up for abused and neglected
children who are in the dependency
court system. Thoroughly
trained and appointed by a judge, CASA’s
investigate a child’s history, facilitate communication
between systems, and advocate for a
safe, permanent home for the children they represent.
In 2007 the
Washington State Legislature allocated more money to CASA
programs across the state. This allowed Thurston County’s
Program to expand to recruit, train and support more
volunteers to ultimately serve more dependent children. The
current staff consists of four full time employees,
including the Program Coordinator, two Case Coordinators and
a Senior Office Assistant.