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Children in Placement-CT, Inc./CASA of CT

Who We Are

Children in Placement-CT, Inc. is a non-profit organization that trains local volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. We are the state affiliate of the National CASA (court appointed special advocate) Association and have been helping the children of Connecticut since 1979.

What We Do

Children In Placement-CT, Inc. is a non-profit organization that trains local volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. Our volunteers are trained to be Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Guardian ad Litems (GALs) and are assigned to 1-2 cases, acting as the eyes and ears of the court while evaluating the needs of the child and helping the child find a safe, permanent home. Volunteer work as a CASA/GAL includes visiting the child in their foster home monthly, consulting with professionals in the child's life such as teachers and therapists, exploring potential resources for the child, and advocating for the child's best interests in court. CASA/GALs do not need to be attorneys or have any other specific educational or professional backgrounds.