Description & History

Since 1979, CASA has worked to improve the lives of children and young people in foster care. Many of the children who come into New York City’s foster care system do so as a result of poverty, emotional or physical abuse, addiction or mental illness. CASA believes that all foster children have a right to be nurtured while in care and that they are entitled to swift placement in safe, permanent homes where they can thrive. Toward this end, CASA advocates work diligently to provide individualized attention to each child, helping them navigate an experience that could otherwise be traumatic, unpredictable and isolating. CASA-NYC serves over 1600 children a year and is a member in good standing of the National CASA Association.

About the organization

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Kerry Moles, LMSW
Executive Director
Lizaura German
Volunteer Coordinator
212-334-4010 ext: 4753
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