CASA of Arizona

News & Events


CASA of Arizona publishes a newsletter every two months entitled "IMPACT E-News" for volunteers and interested parties.

See the August 2014 edition of our newsletter. Sign-up to keep current on information, programs and events relevant to advocating in behalf of foster children.
News Stories

03-27-14 KTAR  "Maricopa County ramping up for National Child Abuse Prevention Month" 
01.29.14 Ahwukutee Foothills News "Senate panel approves $5.7 million in funding to new child services department" 
01.26.14 Arizona Daily Star "Increased information about Arizona's child welfare agency will continue, new boss says" 
01.13.14 Arizona Republic "Brewer delivers State of the State, signs order to abolish CPS" 
12.31.13 Arizona Republic "This year, resolve to make yourself, your world better" 
12.12.13 ABC15 "Classes help Arizona parents cope and grow" 
12.11.13 1190 AM Radio "Con Mary Rabago CPS: Niños Sin Protección" (Victor Machiche was interviewed on a Spanish radio station explaiining the role of the CASA and FCRB programs)
12.9.13 Arizona Daily Star "Parental substance abuse the main reason kids end up in foster care"
10.15.13 Arizona Republic "1 year after creation, CPS oversight committee set to meet" 
9.24.13 NBC News "'Like two abandonments': The impact on Baby Veronica as tug-of-war rages" 
9.21.13 Arizona Republic "DES chief: Arizona CPS needs $115 million, 444 workers" 
8.9.13 Arizona Republic "Arizona's foster-care crisis deepens" 
6.31.13 Arizona Informant "Adele James – Child Advocate Nearly Two Decades" 
6.19.13 Arizona Republic "Brewer signs bill making changes at CPS into law" 
02.03.13 Arizona Republic "Arizona drops U.S. foster-care grant" 
01.31.13 Governor's Office "Governor Brewer Signs Emergency Measure on Behalf of Arizona Children" 
11.28.12 Cronkite NewsWatch
On-Air interview with CASA of Arizona Program Manager Leticia D'Amore  
10.7.12 Arizona Republic "CPS seeks 200 workers, $49.5 mil" 
10.7.12 The Daily Courier "CASA volunteers needed for teenagers Leanne and Kara" 
9.30.12 Arizona Republic "Arizona program advocates for foster children in court" 
8.27.12 The Daily Courier "Many county babies need volunteer help" 
8.14.12 Arizona Republic "Arizona faith groups step up to fill foster-care need" 
8.2.12 Press Release Record Number of children in foster care means greater need for volunteer child advocates
8.2.12 DES Child Welfare Reporting Requirements Semi-Annual Report Oct. 1, 2011 through Mar. 31, 2012 
7.14.12 Arizona Republic  "Arizona CPS system brothers reunite after years apart" 
7.2.12 KSWT News 13 KSWL News 13 video of Yuma CASA Volunteer Susan Steenhard helping to find a permanent home for Yuma teen. 

Featured Story

Michael Piraino

The Dollars and Sense of CASA Volunteers

CASA volunteers save hundreds of millions of dollars in child welfare costs alone. The annual survey of CASA programs shows that children with CASA volunteers spend 7.5 months less in foster care than children in the general foster care population.  Read more ...