Kappa Alpha Theta

Delta Iota Chapter University of Puget Sound

CASA

For more than 25 years, the national philanthropy of Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has been Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA was created by a juvenile court judge in 1977 to ensure that the abuse and neglect suffered by some children at home does not continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the judicial system. CASA programs are known by many names and are sometimes referred to as Guardian Ad Litem  or ProKids.

Today, CASA is one of the fastest-growing community service projects in the country. CASA volunteers are  ordinary citizens recruited from the community and trained to speak for abused and neglected children in court. Volunteers appear in court with attorneys and social workers to recommend to the judge what is best for the child’s future, thus becoming their voice in court.

Both college and alumnae chapters host events throughout the year to support their state and local CASA organizations. We give to CASA in many ways: as thoughtful advocates, committed volunteers and generous donors. As individuals and as a fraternity, we say: “I am a Theta. I am for the child.” 

www.casaforchildren.org

 

 

 

 

Pierce County CASA

Delta Iota supports our local Pierce County CASA whose offices are located nearby on 6th Avenue! We have a strong relationship with them, with many of our eligible Thetas going through the CASA training in order to become a full-time CASA! We've had informational sessions with our campus community and within Theta to hear stories from CASAs about the impact our time and donations have made and what CASA continues to do to the support the children here in Pierce County! We're so lucky to partner with such an amazing organization and always looking for new ideas and ways to support them!

(These Thetas are pictured wearing our Rock the CASA design from Fall 2015!)

(Some of our Theta's pictured with the service dogs whom were part of our petting zoo at Carnival for CASA this year!)