Wayne County CASA

History of CASA/GAL Programs:

In 1977, Seattle Court Juvenile Judge, David Soukup, concerned about making life-altering decisions about children’s placements with insufficient information, conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. 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.

History of Wayne County CASA:

Wayne County CASA has been serving children on the abuse and neglect docket in the Third Circuit Judicial Court for over 25 years as a court-based program. In 2022, Wayne County CASA transitioned to its own nonprofit in order to grow the program and serve more children in need. With the Court’s support, Wayne County CASA is now operating as a stand-alone 501(c)(3). Our office is still located inside the Lincoln Hall of Justice.


Wayne County CASA is a member of the National CASA/GAL Association and Michigan CASA Association.


For more information about how you can support Wayne County CASA, please contact us at: info@waynecountycasa.org.