After 35 years of CASA volunteer service, the man who started the movement reflects on why he recruited that first class of CASA volunteers.

“I started the first CASA program because I got tired of sleepless nights wondering if I had made the right decision for the children. I decided that rather than appoint an attorney, we should appoint a volunteer guardian ad litem who could investigate the facts and make a recommendation from the child’s standpoint… Thirty-five years later, it is thousands and thousands of volunteers who are waking up at 3 a.m.”

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