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About Us

Our History

In 1977, David Soukup, a Seattle juvenile court judge, was concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information. Judge Soukup conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and Guardian ad Litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

CASA of Madison and Clark Counties was started by the Honorable Judge Jeff Walson in 1998. Judge Walson was the Family Court Judge at the time and really felt that CASA volunteers could help give insight into the best interests of the child. 

We continue to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in Madison and Clark Counties, and our program is growing steadily. In January 2018, we had 5 volunteers serving 8 children; in January 2020, we had ten times that number, with 55 volunteers serving 81 children. Join our efforts to advocate for all abused and neglected children in Madison and Clark Counties.


One powerful mission starts with one person.

In 2023, a total of 475 children had substantiated cases of abuse of neglect

  • Clark County cases


  • Madison County Cases