Founded in 1984, CASA’s mission is to provide trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who come to the attention of the court due to abuse or neglect. These volunteers represent the best interests of these children with the goal of securing safe, permanent homes in the shortest time possible. The agency’s goals/outcomes for the year include: 95% of CASA Volunteers will demonstrate an understanding of the court process, the impact of ACEs on families, and trauma-informed care upon completion of training as indicated by post-training assessment. An average of 95% of children who exit care in accordance with CASA’s recommendations will remain in stable placements for 6 months (which is the critical window for permanency success), reducing the likelihood of future Adverse Childhood Experiences, an indicator of improved long-term mental and physical health outcomes.