CASA- THE COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES- is a volunteer based program that provides advocates for abused and neglected children in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Volunteers from the community are recruited and trained to monitor cases: to see that treatment and services are provided to child victims. CASA exits because the child welfare system and the courts are burdened with many cases-- too many for assigned social workers and Guardians ad Litem (lawyers for abused and or neglected children in court) to keep track. Organized in the Prince William Area in 1992, CASA has served 426 cases in 2011-12. As of this June, 218 of these children had a CASA volunteer to help ensure safety, proper care, treatment, and counseling . CASA volunteers prepare reports and attend court hearings ensure that the most timely information about the children is available to the judge at the appropriate time in proceedings. CASA volunteers make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children and help the courts bring cases to a quicker resolution in their best interest. We, the members and friends of FUPCDC, have contributed to CASA for many years along with many individuals and groups in the community, helping it to be a ministry to the most vulnerable, the least, last, and the lost. Should you wish to make an individual donation, you may do so by sending a contribution to: CASA of Prince William at 9384-C Forestwood Lane, Manassas, VA 20110.