Who We Are

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kent County organizes and empowers community members to provide best-interest advocacy for children in Kent County’s child welfare system. Our unique program connects concerned citizens with the family court to make a lasting impact in the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Why We Exist.

With roughly 1000 children in the Kent County child welfare system at any given moment, resources and personnel are stretched to maximum capacity. Every day, judges must make life-changing decisions on behalf of these children, often with limited information. Children who have experienced abuse and neglect need someone to be their voice in court.

What We Do.

CASA of Kent County provides best-interest advocacy through highly trained volunteers who give vulnerable children a voice in the court system. Information gathered by a CASA volunteer helps a judge make an informed decision based on the child’s best interest with the goal of helping them reach a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.


CASA Special Tribute 30th Birthday

New! Volunteer Recruitment Mixers

After a successful men’s recruitment event earlier in 2023, CASA of Kent County staff realized an important truth: nothing helps break the ice like a slice of pizza!

CASA at the Michigan Capitol

2023 Heart of CASA: We Are Stronger Together

CASA of Kent County held its annual Heart of CASA dinner on October 19, 2023.

Cars for CASA

2023 Highlights: A CASA Holiday Letter

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the incredible journey we’ve embarked on in 2023. Let’s revisit the highlights of each month!

2024 Annual Luncheon | April 25, 2024

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