Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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

Leslie Dunn
GAL/CASA State Director

Teresa Lyles
State 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 »


Registration for the 2016 Annual GAL/CASA Conference Has Begun

The Indiana Supreme Court's State Office of GAL/CASA is excited to present its 20th Annual GAL/CASA Conference, More Than Words, on Saturday, October 1, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The conference features a full day of breakout and plenary sessions designed for both CASA volunteers and local program staff members.

The Keynote Speaker at this year's conference is Marilyn Van Derbur. She is requested nationwide as a prominent keynote and motivational speaker, speaking on sexual abuse prevention and recovery. The conference will also provide three breakout sessions on 15 different topics.

For more details, please visit our conference website:

Register for the 20th Annual Indiana GAL/CASA Conference


Upcoming Attorney Training

​We are pleased to announce TWO upcoming Guardian ad Litem attorney training dates. We will hold a training Crown Point on August 26, 2016, and another in Indianapolis on October 20, 2016. Both trainings meet the statutory requirements for GAL attorneys who represent children in juvenile court cases. Those who complete the entire training will receive six hours of CLE; one hour of which is ethics. There is no cost to attend, but lunch is on  your own. You can bring your own lunch or we can provide a list of nearby restaurants.

To register, click on the link for the date and location your prefer, complete the registration form then click "submit". You will receive a confirmation email with the complete details. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible. Please call the GAL/CASA State Office at 800-542-0813 if you have any questions.