Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide trained independent volunteers who promote and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the justice system of Kittitas County. Our vision is a community that is aware of and committed to the efforts of Court Advocates to secure safe, permanent, and loving homes for abused and […]

Maintaining Connections during quarantine

Social distancing as a result of COVID-19 has made flexibility more important than ever for volunteers and the children they serve. Children are isolated and their families’ health and well-being may be at additional risk. But our CASA volunteers are endlessly creative and are going to great lengths to find ways to stay connected with […]

Welcome our newest volunteer advocates.

Ellensburg, Washington (June 2, 2020) – April 30, 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic and stay home – stay safe quarantine Court Advocates for Children virtually celebrated the swearing-in of two new advocate volunteers.  During this event, the honorable, Judge Hooper swore in Sandra Martinez and Kendra Simpson. Court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) make a life-changing difference for […]

How CASA is helping foster kids during pandemic

May 28, 2020 This National Foster Care Month, Charell Star, a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates, joins the 3rd hour of TODAY via video call to share the ways CASA is helping foster youth in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.


Real-Life Stories The 2020 Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents Mosaic Video Series was developed by the Children’s Bureau’s Capacity Building Center for States. This series has two suites of videos that each tell a family’s story from multiple perspectives and demonstrate how the connection and support between those involved helped lead […]

A Message About Foster Care Month

May 6, 2020 from Tara Perry, CEO, National CASA/GAL Association for Children During National Foster Care Month and beyond, if I could say thank you to every foster family, child welfare professional, judge and volunteer who dedicates their life to over 437,000 children and youth in the foster care system, I would. And, even then, it would […]


On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community… To give. To help. To thank. To heal. GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused byCOVID-19, no matter who or where we are. We’re bringing together our […]

Proclamation on National Volunteer Week, 2020

Civic engagement and volunteer service strengthens the fabric of our Nation and reflects the true heart, spirit, and goodness of America.  National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and honor the countless individuals who selflessly invest in the lives of others.  These ordinary citizens make extraordinary contributions to individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, and our […]

Siblings reunited through advocacy and family support

October 9, 2019 When three siblings whose mother struggled with addiction were removed from their home, the oldest sister was split up from her younger siblings. Rachel, the 15-year-old, had been her siblings’ primary caretaker for many years. Rachel was placed in an institution for youth with behavioral issues; she was depressed and sometimes suicidal, […]

CASA Needs Your Support

Ellensburg, Washington (February 4, 2020) – Through best-interest advocacy, Court Advocates for Children and our volunteers make a life-changing difference for Kittitas County’s most vulnerable children. Kittitas County’s CASA program, Court Advocates for Children began in 1985 under the leadership of Kittitas County Superior Court Judge JoAnne Alumbaugh.  For over 35 years the program has been […]

Virtual Visits With CASA Kids

Here are a couple ideas on how you might have virtual visits with your CASA kiddos. Create a vision board: The CASA or the caregiver can provide the child with pictures from a magazine that reflect the child’s feelings or future aspirations. Then the CASA and their case child can assemble it together via FaceTime […]


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Happy National Nonprofit Day! Today we celebrate the positive impact nonprofits have on our communities. We’re proud to be a nonprofit with a history of advocating for some of our county's most vulnerable children. To learn more about what we do, visit https://casaprogram.org/
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We have some news for you! We have a new Executive Director and Advocate Coordinator. Read more at https://casaprogram.org/changes-in-leadership/