CASA of the 28th Judicial District

Each year, more than 600,000 children in the United States experience foster care.

CASA of the 28th Judicial District is part of a network of more than 900 community-based CASA programs nationwide. CASA of the 28th Judicial District serves Smyth and Washington Counties and the City of Bristol.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

How does CASA work?

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children program recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

Who does CASA help?

Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Because there are not enough CASA volunteers to represent all of the children in care, judges typically assign CASA volunteers to their most difficult cases.

Who are CASA volunteers?

You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. CASA welcomes people from all walks of life. Volunteers are thoroughly trained and well supported by a professional staff that helps them through each case.


For more information about becoming a CASA volunteer, please visit the National CASA volunteering webpage. If you would like to become a CASA volunteer, please contact us at (276) 591-1430 or at

If you would like to become a CASA volunteer, but are outside of the 28th Judicial District, visit the National CASA page to find a program in your area.

Service Area

The program serves the localities of:

Eligibility Guidelines for Volunteers

To become a CASA volunteer must:

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