THE FIVE CASA PROGRAMS IN WYOMING
How Do CASA/GAL Volunteers Help Children?
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.
Who Are CASA Volunteers?
Last year, more than 76,000 CASA volunteers helped more than 251,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who have undergone screening and training with their local CASA program.
Who Are the Children CASA Volunteers Help?
Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Each year, more than 600,000 children experience foster care in this country. Because there are not enough CASA volunteers to represent all of the children in care, judges typically assign CASA volunteers to their most difficult cases.
Find your local CASA Program and Volunteer today!
Serving Central Wyoming including Natrona County:
CASA of Natrona County
1701 East E Street
Casper, WY 82601-2171
Chandra Ortiz Executive Director
Serving Southeast Wyoming including Laramie County:
CASA of Laramie County
PO Box 1915
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Carol Tullio, Executive Director
Serving Northwest Wyoming including Park, Big Horn, Washakie and Hot Springs Counties:
CASA of the 5th Judicial District
1725 Sheridan Avenue Suite 138
Cody, WY 82414
Ellen Klym, Executive Director
Serving Northeast Wyoming including Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties:
CASA for the Sixth Judicial District
300 South Carey Avenue
Gillette, WY 82716
Pamela Rucki, Executive Director
Serving North Central Wyoming including Sheridan and Johnson Counties:
Compass Center for Families Sheridan and Buffalo
1095 Sugar View Drive
Sheridan, WY 82801
Susan Carr Executive Director