Heart, backbone, superhero, inspiration are just some of the words used to describe CASA volunteers, which work daily to change the lives of children who are unfortunate to find themselves in the court system.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Eastern Panhandle connects children who have been through the 23rd Judicial Court for child abuse and neglect with an advocate who can communicate for them in the courts, with the end goal of permanency for the child.

“CASA volunteers are the heart and soul of every CASA program,” Julia Yuhasz, Outreach Consultant for CASA-EP, said. “They are ordinary individuals who are secretly extraordinary superheroes for children and families in our community. They are exceptional community members who not only give of their time, but of themselves.”  Read more CASA stories.