We advocate for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering community volunteers to speak up for them in the foster care system.

Who We Are

Mission Statement

The New Mexico CASA Association develops and supports local programs throughout New Mexico that provide quality volunteer advocacy in court for children who are abused and neglected.

Vision Statement

CASA believes that every child deserves a safe, loving, and forever home.

All people shall be treated with dignity.

We are servant leaders

Through our leadership and partnerships with community members and judges, the CASA network has grown. Today, more children than ever have the consistent, caring support and advocacy of a CASA volunteer.

What We Do

A Child Advocate is not only an advocate, but also a problem-solver, who works one-on-one with a child in foster care to ensure their needs are being met. For children who’ve been abused or neglected, having a Child Advocate means their voice will be heard, and they will no longer be invisible.

We bridge the resource gap by providing a wide range of services that strengthen CASA service, quality and impact throughout the state.

Who We Are

Mission Statement

The New Mexico CASA Association develops and supports local programs throughout New Mexico that provide quality volunteer advocacy in court for children who are abused and neglected.

Vision Statement

CASA believes that every child deserves a safe, loving, and forever home.

All people shall be treated with dignity.

We are servant leaders

Through our leadership and partnerships with community members and judges, the CASA network has grown. Today, more children than ever have the consistent, caring support and advocacy of a CASA volunteer.

What We Do

A Child Advocate is not only an advocate, but also a problem-solver, who works one-on-one with a child in foster care to ensure their needs are being met. For children who’ve been abused or neglected, having a Child Advocate means their voice will be heard, and they will no longer be invisible.

We bridge the resource gap by providing a wide range of services that strengthen CASA service, quality and impact throughout the state.

Become a Volunteer Today

We’ve made getting involved in the CASA movement easy. Read through the many ways you can help a child in foster care thrive and succeed.

volunteer today

NM CASA Association Board Members

Brad Galbraith

Board President

The Regional Advocacy Director and Regional Legislative Director with the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

Jeanine Rogge

Board Secretary

The Program Coordinator at LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. in which she encourages youth to pursue and continue secondary education in NM.

Spencer Wright

Board Member

A board member with NM CASA, Spencer is also the board chair for Alta Mira Specialized Family Services in Albuquerque and is the treasurer of CASA First in Santa Fe.

Travis Steele

Board Treasurer

 An attorney at Butler Snow Law Firm, Travis serves as outside general counsel for organizations in contract, governance, regulatory, and litigation matters.

 

Amy O’Neill

CASA Program Director

The Program Director of the San Juan County CASA Program of Childhaven since March 2000.

Annie Rasquin

Executive Director

The Executive Director for the CASA First, the CASA program that serves Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos Counties.

Lorenzo McDuffie

Executive Director

The Executive Director for the NM CASA Association, Lorenzo has spent a decade working with children and families affected by poverty, communicable diseases including abuse and neglect

Learn More About Becoming a CASA

We’ve made getting involved in the CASA movement easy. Learn about the many ways you can help a child in foster care thrive and succeed.

Learn More

We’ve made getting involved in the CASA movement easy.

By becoming a CASA volunteer, you can help provide a voice for children who have been abused or neglected. CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. You are not a foster parent, you are a voice making a real difference at a critical turning point in the child’s life.

TO BECOME A CASA VOLUNTEER MEANS YOU ARE:

  • Willing to commit at least one year of your time (on average, volunteers spend 10-15 hours a month on their case);
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • Willing to participate in an in-depth training program;
  • Able to pass criminal and CYFD history background checks; and
  • Over age 21

To learn more about the role of a CASA, click here below for information on how you can become a CASA volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about volunteering as a CASA, please contact us using our form below or give us a call at (505) 515-0021

Address

2340 Alamo Ave SE, Ste 112
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Talk to Us

Phone: (505) 515-0002
Fax: (505) 515-0022

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about volunteering as a CASA, please contact us using our form below or give us a call at (505) 515-0021

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