[NMCAN] encourages, inspires, and supports the unique needs of local CASA programs to achieve their greatest potential and deliver high-quality advocacy on behalf of the children we serve. If you read their mission statement, they walk their talk.
–Nancy Harris, Serviceheart – Otero & Lincoln Counties

NMCAN is a member of the National CASA Association, and provides a unified voice for 14 local CASA programs in 29 communities across New Mexico. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers stand up for children and youth experiencing the foster care system, providing expert reporting back to the courts.

CASA programs train community volunteers to stand up for children and youth in court, providing quality information regarding what’s in the best interests of those that have been abused or neglected. We support local programs through:

  • Collaborative network building and training
  • Programmatic and managerial technical assistance
  • Quality assurance to maintain compliance with National CASA standards

Read our FY Annual Report for more information.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, contact the CASA program near you:

New Mexico Kids Matter
505-903-0305 | www.nmkidsmatter.org


Serviceheart – Otero and Lincoln Counties
575-551-6540 | www.serviceheart.com


Carlsbad & Artesia
Eddy County CASA
575-887-5966 (Carlsbad) | 575-746-6077 (Artesia) | www.eddycountycasa.org


Deming & Silver City
CASA of Luna, Grant & Hidalgo Counties (Luna County Community Health & Well Being Department)
575-567-1183 (Deming) | 575-388-4747 (Silver City)


San Juan County CASA
505-325-5358 | www.childhavennm.org


Cibola County CASA


CASA of Lea County
575-393-0015 | www.casaofleacounty.org


Las Cruces
Mesilla Valley CASA
575-527-0035 | www.mesillavalleycasa.org


Las Vegas
Fourth Judicial District CASA
505-454-0223 | www.casafourthnm.org


Rio Rancho & Los Lunas
CASA Partners 4NMKids
877-358-8249 | www.casasandoval.org


Chaves County CASA
575-625-0112 | www.casakids.org


Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Los Alamos
CASA, First Judicial District
505-820-1500 | www.casafirst.org


Taos & Raton
Youth Heartline
575-758-0106 (Taos) | 575-445-2400 (Raton) | www.youthheartline.org


Truth or Consequences, Socorro, Torrance County
Rio Grande Valley CASA
575-884-4437 (T or C) | 575-838-4031 (Socorro) | 505-384-2880 (Torrance County) | www.rgvcasa.org