Signature Philanthropy: CASA
In 1977, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. So successful was this program that soon judges across the country began utilizing citizen advocates. In 1990, the US Congress encouraged the expansion of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) programs with passage of the Victims of Child Abuse Act.
Mission Statement: The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
Today, CASA has grown to a network of more than 59,000 volunteers that serve 243,000 abused and neglected children through 900 local program offices nationwide. The advocates speak for the child. CASA's national slogan is "I am For the Child".
Our lovely ladies of Beta Delta host a few philanthropy events throughout the year to raise money for CASA. We have a Cookout For CASA, Kicks For CASA, and Cookies for CASA. Below are some pictures from philanthropy events. Philanthropy events are a great way to get involved with the UA campus as whole, while raising money for amazing causes.