CASA: Advocates for Children of New York State
The vision of the State Association is that all children have a right to a safe and permanent home, and all children deserve the support and involvement of their community when that safety is violated. Our mission is to promote and support trained community volunteer advocacy programs that assist Family Courts in making crucial decisions affecting children by supporting local CASA programs through training, technical assistance, and information; facilitating the flow of information to, from and among local programs; promoting and assisting the development of new CASA programs throughout the state; gathering and processing data from local programs; formulating and delivering training programs; seeking aggregate funding for CASA programs statewide; and continuing to improve the quality of CASA services available across New York State. CASANYS also provides a voice for children among the public and its representatives in the state legislature, and works to raise public awareness of the needs of abused and neglected children and the hope that CASA provides.
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