Once brought into foster care, the average child will spend three years in care, move over three times, and attend nine different schools. But a CASA Advocate makes a real difference. Research has shown that children with a CASA Advocate experience fewer placements, are more likely to succeed in school, receive more direct services, are more likely to find a permanent home, and are half as likely to re-enter foster care after leaving the system.
In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, Essex CASA's 229 volunteers provided their services to 569 foster children. These children received a range of services from educational support to mentoring to developing family connections. For more information about our children, volunteers, programs, and impact, check out our annual Performance Outcomes report.