Tri-County CASA’s mission is to provide community based advocacy that promotes safety and permanency for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. Trained and supervised volunteers focus on the child and become the “voice for the child” in court proceedings by presenting the child’s best interest. The program advocates for resources for children and families involved in dependency proceedings and promotes community awareness of the problems and solutions to child abuse and neglect. In FY17, Tri-County CASA has 20 active trained and supervised volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates to children in dependency court proceedings. Our mission and services support goals of safety for children, permanency and stability for children in their living situations, and the child and family’s well-being.