Giving children a voice.
Our mission is to support and promote court-appointed volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Minnesota and to enrich the lives of children in foster care.
Volunteer Recruitment and Support
CASA Minnesota (CASA MN) provides recruitment, training and volunteer recognition and retention to volunteer Guardians ad Litem in the Hennepin and Ramsey County programs. CASA MN has also provided financial support to the State Guardian ad Litem Program for speakers at its annual conference. It is our organization’s goal to support volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children in our child protection court system. LEARN MORE
Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children
Our organization is the state’s liaison to the National CASA Association. We believe that every abused and neglected child should have an advocate working for their best interests. In pursuit of this goal, we do the following:
Assist in the recruitment and retention of Minnesota volunteer guardians ad litem
Provide initial and continuing education and support to Minnesota volunteer guardians ad litem
Increase public awareness about child welfare and guardians ad litem
Provide a network for communication among Minnesota volunteer guardians ad litem
Advocate for legislative change, public policies and best practices that enhance the quality of advocacy and care for abused and neglected children
CASA MN also provides grant opportunities for children living in foster care, through CASA Cares. CASA Cares is dedicated to providing grants to benefit the growth, development and well-being of foster children in the Child Protection system. Grants provided by CASA Cares cover items not covered by county funds, such as summer camps, bicycles, prom dresses and music lessons, to name a few. LEARN MORE