Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help abused and neglected children.
Our CASA program partners every child in the court system because of instances of abuse or neglect with a personal advocate to serve their best interests.
In 2021, a total of 645 children had substantiated cases of abuse of neglect.
Clark County had 213 cases
Madison County had 432 cases
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Madison and Clark Counties advocates for a safe, permanent and nurturing home for abused, neglected and dependent children as assigned within the court system.
Stability, Security and Relationships
Victoria Benge Wins National Program Director of the Year Award
Victoria Benge, executive director of CASA of Madison County and Clark Counties, has been named Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. The announcement was made during the organization’s Awards of Excellence ceremony at the National CASA/GAL’s 2022 Annual Conference held June 6 in Seattle, WA.
The National CASA/GAL Association’s Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year Award, named for one of National CASA/GAL’s long-time partners, was created to recognize the exceptional work program directors do every day. The recipient of this award is someone who has taken significant actions to establish or expand a CASA/GAL program.
Under Benge’s leadership, CASA of Madison and Clark Counties has expanded into Clark County, growing from five to 82 volunteers and eight to 150 children served. Additionally, donations have increased by 1000%. Through professionalism, respect and dedication, Benge has ensured that CASA of Madison and Clark Counties has a prominent seat at the table in every conversation and discussion regarding the child welfare system in both communities.