CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. A CASA volunteer is the child's voice in court and makes recommendations to the judge that are in the child's best interest. CASA volunteers help to move cases through the system so that abused and neglected children do not linger in foster care and find safe, permanent homes more quickly. CASA volunteers help children to know that someone cares about them and will advocate for their best interests.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CASA for Lancaster County
1141 H Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68508, US
CASA advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Based on the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home, CASA works in the court system through trained volunteers in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent the child in Juvenile Court. CASA volunteers do their own investigation and send reports directly to the judge giving them more information along with recommendations as to what they believe is in the child's best interests. CASA volunteers strive to make the child welfare/foster care system work. Speak up for a child - become a CASA volunteer.
Volunteer advocate, must be 21 years old, and pass a background check. We offer other volunteer/intern (21 and above) opportunities.