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There's no place like hope.

Every year, close to 1,000 children in our community are living in out-of-home care due to child abuse or neglect. About 200 local CASA volunteers speak up for their best interests. Hope needs a helping hand. Read more about the impact our program has had on our local children. Learn more and get involved.

  • Mission

    The mission of the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County is to serve the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Court System.

    CASA/GAL volunteers provide quality advocacy for children so that every child can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

Our Impact in 2023

Under the innovative leadership of Judge William P. Kannel, the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County was established in 1981 to ensure children who have experienced abused and neglected have a voice in court. For over 30 years the CASA Board Volunteer Association Inc., has assisted in the recruitment, training, and recognition of CASA/GAL volunteers. Because of the collaborative partnership between the CASA/GAL Program, the Juvenile Court, and the CASA Board, we continue to make a significant impact in our community.

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  • Active CASA/GALs


  • Hours Reported