First Judicial District Casa Program

CASA supports trained Advocates for over 400 child abuse and neglect victims in North Idaho. Advocates investigate child protection cases, represent the child’s best interest in court and ​help find them a safe home with a forever family. Our vision is that every child victim (age 0-18) in the five northern counties under the purview of the Child Protective Act is appointed a CASA who will advocate for and represent the best interests of the child for the entirety of their child protection case. “Calls for service pertaining to Child Abuse are up 56% from last year in Coeur d’Alene City alone” With the growing number of child victim cases, the need to recruit and train CASAs is more important than ever. The results for these kids with Advocates are proven positive. A child with a CASA is half as likely to re-enter the Foster-care system, more likely to succeed in school and more likely to find a safe and permanent home.

Kristin Ludwig
Advocating for Children

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