Change a Child’s Story

Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASA) volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. This best-interest advocacy makes a life-changing difference for children and youth who have experienced abuse or neglect, many of whom are in foster care.

Support Advocacy

We need your help to continue serving every abused and neglected child in Kittitas County.

Be The Change

You can make a real difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Kittitas County.

Change Lives

You could become a child advocate and improve a child’s well-being and help them reach a permanent home.

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How CASAs are changing children’s lives

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Learn & Engage

The CASA begins each case by learning about the child, family, and life. They engage with the child during regular visits.

Collaborate

The CASA collaborates with others (medical providers, educators, law enforcement, etc) to ensure necessary services are provided and they are in the child’s best interest.

Recommend & Report

The CASA is responsible for speaking up for the child’s best interests in court. They will make recommendations regarding the child’s placement, and needed services. Until the case is released by the court, the CASA will continue to monitor, engage and report on the child’s situation.

Staff

Sandra Bankston

Executive Director

Sarah Read

Communication & Development

Nicole Wachsmith

Advocate Coordinator

Jamie Samuelson

Training Coordinator