Our Mission Statement - Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County improves the lives of children and families involved in the juvenile justice, child welfare, and family law systems through service as Guardians Ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates; education and training, advocacy, practice, and policy development; and collaborative alliances with related organizations.
Guardians ad Litem promote proficient and skillful representation of the interests of children and others before the Juvenile Court, to vindicate their rights, and achieve their best interests as valued members of our community.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cuyahoga County provides qualified, trained, and supervised community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children involved with the Juvenile Court, in collaboration with key agencies and significant individuals in their lives.
Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County
Board of Directors
STEVEN E. WOLKIN, President;
JAMES M. MCCAFFERTY, Vice President;
WILLIAM KURTZ, Secretary;
IAN LUCASH, Treasurer
DONALD E. HOWARD
STEVEN C. LETSKY
SANDRA B. MCPHERSON
DOUGLAS A. SMITH
ANNETTE TUCKER SUTHERLAND
JONATHAN Z. WILBUR
JUDGE DENISE N. RINI, ADVISER
JOSEPH C. YOUNG, ADVISER
Books GALore - Provides new books donated by community members to the GAL and CASA wards and family members and also provides boxes of new, like-new, and used books at supervised visitation centers, the Detention Center and Juvenile Court waiting areas.