More than 77,000 extraordinary men and women in the US are CASA volunteers. They come from every region of the country and every walk of life, and they share a passion for helping children. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to work on the front lines of kids lives. Not only do they spend time listening to the kids they serve, they also reach out to anyone and everyone in the childs life—parents, relatives, foster parents, social workers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, and anyone else who might influence the outcome for a child. This knowledge gives CASA volunteers the broad perspective they need in order to give abused and neglected kids a voice in court, and to make recommendations that judges respect and rely upon. They make a lifelong difference for the children they help.