Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Pho: 317-232-2542
Pho: 800-542-0813 (toll free)
Fax: 317-233-6586

Leslie Dunn
GAL/CASA Director

Teresa Lyles
Program Coordinator

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Office of Guardian Ad Litem / Court Appointed Special Advocates

Supreme Court Seal In 1977, the concept of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was introduced in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Juvenile Court Judge David W. Soukup realized that children who entered the legal system due to abuse or neglect in their own homes were often inadvertently re-victimized by courts and public social service agencies... More about GAL/CASA »


2015 GAL/CASA Conference

Be sure to save the save the date for the 2015 Indiana GAL/CASA Conference, “Kids Can’t Wait!” The conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. There are 15 great breakout sessions, as well as a wonderful keynote presentation planned.

This year, we are offering hotel accommodations on site at the Marriott (for the Conference rate of $98.00 per night) and next door at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites at the special rate of $74.00 per night. Registration for both hotels are open at the discounted rate until September 1, 2015.

Cost to attend the conference is $50.00 for GAL/CASA staff and volunteers and $75.00 for GAL attorneys not affiliated with a local GAL/CASA volunteer program. We will also offer a Friday Night Social Event for an additional $20.00 for those who wish to attend.

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Regional Trainings

Regional Trainings are being scheduled across the State of Indiana for GAL/CASA volunteers, staff and directors. Each Region will be hosting the following:

  • Region 2 – Advocating for Youth in Delinquency Actions
    • September 28, 2015 9 AM – 12 Noon
    • Hosted by Tipton County CASA in Tipton, IN
  • Region 3   Advocating for Youth in Delinquency Actions
    • September 15, 2015 9 AM – 12 Noon
    • Hosted by Scott County CASA in Scottsburg, IN
  • Region 4 – Advocating for Children with Disabilities
    • August 11, 2015 10 AM – 12 Noon
    • Hosted by Monroe County CASA in Bloomington, IN