About Us

New Mexico CASA

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.

What We Do

A CASA Volunteer 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.

NM CASA Association Board Members

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.

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.


  • Willing to commit at least one year of your time (on average, volunteers spend 10-20 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 National & Local criminal background checks, and also CYFD history background checks; and be

  • Over age 21