Children who have been removed from their parents or caregiver due to abuse and neglect. CASAs are assigned to children of all ages, races and ethnicities. Many of these children have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or severe emotional and mental problems due to the trauma they have experienced. Some are just “typical” kids caught up in a very difficult situation. All of these children have experienced some level of loss and trauma and could use the help of someone who cares about them.