WHO WE ARE
The Wayne-Union County CASA Program is affiliated with the Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA,
which is part of the Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration and a member of
National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). We are certified by the State Office and comply
with the Indiana Supreme Court Program Standards and Code of Ethics for GAL/CASA programs.
Indiana has one of the largest networks of GAL/CASA programs in the nation. In 2018 alone, 4,718
Hoosiers served as GAL/CASA volunteers. In total, Indiana volunteers served 26,431 children
involved in CHINS cases and our waiting list is the lowest it has been in years.
The Wayne-Union County CASA Program supported volunteers to advocate for over 137 children in
2018 with many remarkable success stories. Approximately 21 volunteer advocates served these
vulnerable children in 2018 but there is a tremendous need for additional volunteers.
The Wayne-Union County CASA Program recruits, trains, and supports CASA volunteers in both
Wayne and Union Counties. As a CASA volunteer you will gather information, get to know the abused
or neglected child, help them understand what is going on in the case, determine their needs and
recommend what is in the child’s best interest. By presenting the best interests of abused and neglected
children to the court, advocates help judges to make better and more informed decisions about children
so they can be returned home or placed in a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.