For 10 years National CASA received $12 million in for the CASA program through the Victims of Child Abuse Act. We have used these vital to provide advocacy, training and technical assistance in support of almost 1,000 CASA programs around the country serving 240,000 neglected and abused children each year.
Last year Congress reduced the funding for CASA programs to $4.5 million. And now, the Administration has proposed eliminating all funding for this vital program in FY 2013.
Note: I must argue that CASA Puppets are a complete waste of , time and space. I must argue that in my experience, CASA Puppets are stooges for the agency. Although I'm sure there are a few good ones out there, overall this is more of a scam that makes Child Welfare look fair.