Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is a volunteer guardian ad litem (GAL) who assists the court in child protection cases. CASA GALs come from all walks of life.

What does a CASA GAL do?

CASA GALs gather facts, conduct interviews, prepare reports to the court, and testify at hearings. This extremely valuable assistance helps the court determine the best interest of the child in child protection cases. 

In which types of cases are CASA GALs appointed?

CASA GALs are appointed only in child protection cases. See Child Protection Cases for more information.

How to become a CASA GAL

See GALs in Child Protection Cases or visit


Administrative Office of the Courts
Guardian ad Litem Services
1 Court Street, Suite 301, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 213-2865