Our History

In 1977, David Soukup, a Seattle juvenile court judge, was concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information. Judge David 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.


One powerful mission starts with one person.