Join our CASA First community

and be a caring adult for a child or youth.

Compassionate and broad advocacy for infants, children, and youth who have been trauma-impacted.

CASA First (Court Appointed Special Advocates, First Judicial District) recruits, trains and supports passionate Court Appointed Volunteer Advocates, “CASAs”, who are a voice in and out of court for infants, children and youth from Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties, who are currently in foster care. Each child or group of siblings is assigned a Volunteer Advocate who ensures they are safe and have a caring adult in their corner. We also train and assign “Abrigo” Advocates to children and youth who are not actively in the foster care system, but have been impacted by trauma or system-involved, to ensure they have the practical and emotional supports needed to thrive. 

Ways to Get Involved


Volunteer with Us

Our CASA First Advocates are caring,
community volunteers who connect with,
stand up for, and support children who
have experienced maltreatment,
are system-involved, or are at risk.

Make A Donation

Your gift can help make a lifelong difference for children who are or have been in foster care,
or have experienced trauma.
Help us make sure each of these children has a CASA First advocate to protect them.

Previous Events
with CASA First 

YPP Kick-Off Event at CHOMP

Board Members, Executive Director and CASA Volunteer at our Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party

Youth Ambassadors at National Night Out

Will you help?

Your one-time or recurring donation to CASA First gives children who are system-involved, trauma-impacted, or at-risk a powerful voice in court, at school, and in our community.

Your generous support helps sustain our vision of a safe, positive, and
loving future for all children in our community.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Kiwanis Club of
Santa Fe

Doris Goodwin Walbridge

Jessica Henderson
Volunteer Coordinator

466 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

(505) 820-1500