Lucas County CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is a non-profit organization of volunteers who work for the juvenile court judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children so that every child can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. The Lucas County CASA Program, the first CASA program in Ohio and one of the oldest of the nearly 1000 CASA programs nationwide, has operated in Lucas County since 1980.

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who are trained to investigate and monitor child abuse cases and to advocate for the child’s best interests in the juvenile court, child welfare, and social services systems.

Approximately 4,000 allegations of child abuse and neglect are investigated annually in Lucas County. CASA volunteers work with about 800 to 1,000 children each year. Please Donate or Volunteer Today

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