CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Essex County. Essex County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children recruits, trains and supports citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Essex County Juvenile Courts. By meeting regularly with the child and gathering information from everyone who touches the child's life, volunteer advocates offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

    Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

    CASA serves all of Essex County and all children in need of services up to age 22.


  • Demographics Served:
    Children: 12 and under, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Child Protection, Domestic Violence