Court Appointed Special Advocate — Lift up a voice, Lift up a child!
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a non-profit organization that is volunteer-based. Volunteers are sworn in as an Officer of the Court and appointed by a Juvenile Court judge to advocate for a child or children during the time that they are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court as a result of child abuse or neglect.
The CASA Volunteer is appointed to represent the best interest of the child to conduct and to carry out an independent assessment of the child’s situation. The Volunteer meets with the child on a regular basis, and gets to know the child well, and talks to the child’s parents and other family members, staying in contact with caseworkers, counselors, therapists, teachers, daycare providers, probation officers, visitation specialists, and foster parents – all the adults who know this child and the family situation. The CASA attends team meetings, and Foster Care Review meetings and prepares a report for the Court which includes a summary of the facts of the case, and recommendations about what should happen to the child. Regular communication between the CASA and the Volunteer Supervisor, and regular training opportunities, help the volunteer make good decisions, stay connected to the child, and write powerful reports. CASA Volunteers can truly make a difference!
Could you be a CASA Volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life?
We look forward to hearing from you!
Douglas County-Please visit our website at www.casaomaha.org for more information. Like us on Facebook at CASA for Douglas County. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact our office at email@example.com or by phone at 402-932-5683.
Sarpy County-Please visit our website at http://www.sarpy.com/casa/ for more information. Like us on Facebook at Sarpy County CASA Program. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402-593-2259.
Lift up a voice, Lift up a child!
Kimberly Thomas-Executive Director, CASA for Douglas County
Paula Crêps-Executive Director, Sarpy County CASA