The immediate impact of child abuse and neglect is tragic as it triggers long-term consequences and instability for children as they grow and mature. Child maltreatment is frequently hidden, regularly occurs over time, and is usually preventable. Every child is one caring adult away from a future where they can thrive, and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is their champion. By investigating the child’s case, the advocates provide the child with a voice. To make this impact, Henrico CASA recruits, screens, trains, and supervises local citizens who become volunteer advocates dedicated to representing the needs of up to 400 abused and neglected children each year. Our 120 advocates become the eyes and ears of the judges and keep them informed about every aspect of each child’s life throughout the court process. Henrico CASA is a part of the solution ensuring that no child re-experiences abuse. Without a volunteer advocate, hundreds of abused children will not have a strong, knowledgeable voice to represent their best interests.