In 1977, the concept of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was introduced in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Juvenile Court Judge David W. Soukup realized that children who entered the legal system due to abuse or neglect in their own homes were often inadvertently re-victimized by courts and public social service agencies... More about GAL/CASA »
The Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA will be hosting its 17th Annual GAL/CASA conference, “Times of Change” at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel Saturday, September 14, 2013. Watch for more information to be posted in the very near future!
The Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration, through its State Office of GAL/CASA, in collaboration with the Department of Child Services, will be presenting training for attorney GAL serving in child abuse and neglect and delinquency cases. As of July 1, 2012, attorneys serving as GAL in juvenile court must complete training on the topics of the identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and early childhood and adolescent development.