Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a community based advocacy program that utilizes trained volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and at-risk children. CASA workers are assigned only one or two cases at a time and utilize all available resources to address issues related to a child’s safety and welfare. CASA workers function as neutral non-party advocates to find the best solution for individual children. As the Juvenile Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial District Court, Judge Scott Gardner works closely with CASA volunteers. For more information about Youth Services Bureau and its programs, visit