CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs are highly trained community volunteers who are appointed by the court to cases of child abuse and neglect. As a party to the case, they act as the eyes and ears of the court. CASAs meet with the children on their case and independently gather information from others who are involved in the child’s life. The CASA then reports back to the court about the status of the case and the well-being of the child, and makes recommendations to the court for the best interests of the child.