Abused and neglected children in the court system deserve an advocate: a highly trained, dedicated, passionate adult who has the child's best interests at heart and makes sure that the system addresses them. Over the past 30 years, that's just what Fairfax CASA has done for more than 7,000 children. An intensive recruiting and training process, complemented by ongoing support from professional staff, ensures the best advocates possible. CASA volunteers complete in-depth investigations of each case to give the court a clear picture of the child's needs and remain committed to the child until the case is closed (23 months on average), providing consistent support until a safe, permanent home is found. For many children, their CASA volunteer is the "promise keeper," the person they can count on in a complex and sometimes scary system. You can be a promise keeper too.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other

Schools They Work In: N/A


  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) your organization serves annually:   540 abused/neglected children
  • Number of volunteers who work with your organization annually:   200
  • Number of hours of volunteer work you record annually:   25,000
  • Number of hours of advocacy you engage in annually:   21,000

Awards & Recognition

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Press

Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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