GAL | CASA Locations

Guardians ad Litem are also called Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). There are seven CASA programs in the state, one in each judicial district. Each local CASA program is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Funding for the programs consists of foundation grants, government grants, state funds and fundraising support from the community.

The Coeur dAlene Indian Tribe also has a CASA program recognized by its sovereign nations court system. If you would like more information on Tribal programs, please contact the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Social Services office at (208) 686-6306, or visit their website.

Coeur d'Alene
1st Judicial District CASA Program
KJ Torgerson, Executive Director
North Idaho CASA
816 E. Sherman Ave, Ste. 6
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 667-9165


2nd Judicial District CASA Program
Zenita Delva, Executive Director
1618 Idaho Street, Suite 100
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 746-3378


3rd Judicial District CASA Program
Nikki Kiesel, CASA Program Director
718 Main Street,  #3A
Caldwell, ID  83605


4th Judicial District CASA Program - Family Advocates
Darci Anderson, Program Director
3010 W State Street 
Boise, ID  83703
Phone: (208) 345-3344 x1012 / Fax: (208) 345-3700


Twin Falls

5th Judicial District CASA Program
Tahna Barton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2918
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Phone: (208) 324-6890



6th Judicial District CASA Program
Jared Marchand, Executive Director
836 E Center, Suite A
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 232-2272 / Fax: (208) 478-6978
Cell: (208) 540-1669


Idaho Falls
7th Judicial District CASA Program
Stacy McAlevy, Executive Director
490 Memorial, Suite B1
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: (208) 523-6525

Guardians ad Litem (GALs), also known as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), provide community volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children pursuant to statute. After a thorough investigation, the GAL volunteer prepares a report outlining the history of the case, the services that are available for the child and family, and ultimately, makes a recommendation about what is in the best interests of the child. Our judges use this and other information to make an informed decision and create better outcomes for abused and/or neglected children all across Idaho.


"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

-Nelson Mandela


For more information:

Debra Alsaker-Burke
Statewide Child Protection Manager


Idaho Supreme Court
P.O. Box 83720
451 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83720-0101


Ph:  (208) 947-7457