History of CASA

CASA began in 1977 by a Seattle Superior Court Judge, David Soukup. Judge Soukup was concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information and conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom.

What began with 50 citizen volunteers now has more than 75,000 advocates serving in 951 state and local programs nationwide.

83 out of 92 counties in Indiana now have a CASA program. Indiana is 2nd in the nation for the number of CASA programs existing in a state.

In October of 2013, 6 advocates were sworn in as officers of the court, officially launching the Spencer County CASA program. Since then, our program has grown tremendously and continues to expand to meet the increasing needs of children in our county. Our goal is to provide a CASA for every abused and neglected child in Spencer County.

Spencer County CASA is a nationally certified program. Please click the link below to learn more about National CASA.