The CASA Quarterbacks
2012 Group Champion
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Quarterbacks is a group of committed men who are trained volunteer Guardians ad Litem for maltreated children in Richland County. CASA Quarterbacks began in 2007 with only 13 men and has grown to an army of more than 100 men dedicated to advocating for abused children. Their fresh approach to recruiting male volunteer Guardians ad Litem has proven effective, efficient and easily transferable to other entities, bringing the CASA Quarterback male recruitment model recognition by National CASA as a “Best Practice.” The CASA Quarterbacks have trained more than 3,000 people across the country on “how to recruit male guardians.” Most notably, since January 2010 the Richland County CASA Quarterbacks have ensured that 100 percent of children in Richland County whose interest is before the Family Court for issues involving child abuse has had a volunteer Guardian ad Litem.