1. I​​ am for the child.®
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    Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see
    Neil Postman​​​

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  2. Be Their Hero
    ​​​ Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers from all walks of life who become an imporant part of a child's life. Volunteers advocate for the child's best interests, get to know the child, their unique situation. If you have 15-20 hours a month to dedicate to helping children in our community, please click below to learn more!​​​
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    About CASA

OUR MISSION

​​To advocate for the best interests of children in placement, or at
risk of placement, who are before the Court because of neglect or abuse
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The CASA program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from diverse backgrounds, who are appointed by Family Court Judges to assist the Court in promoting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for these children. The CASA program in Onondaga County is affiliated with the New York State CASA Association and National CASA Association.

BY THE NUMBERS

400,000

Children in foster care in the United States,
There are over

24,000

of them are in New York.

700

CASA volunteers in New York.
There are over

1,000

Onondaga CASA is one of
National CASA Association programs.