Why does CASA make a difference?

In an overloaded and bureaucratic system, the CASA is able to focus solely on the child’s needs and feelings about the situation. Through providing a voice for the child, the CASA can be the difference between a system that is cold and impersonal and one that helps the child thrive. Hope can make all the difference to a child struggling to understand the confusion and hurt these cases bring to their lives. Having a CASA to talk to, to lean on, to provide consistency and care, is often the catalyst to grasping on to hope and coming out the other side resilient and stronger. The CASA is often the most stable presence in the life of a child in foster care. They are the only person not paid to care for them and the only person expressly appointed to advocate only for their best interest.