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Our mission is to train and support community volunteers to provide a voice in court and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system who need safe and permanent homes.
Every day, abused and neglected children in Oregon are taken from their homes and placed in foster care because their parents are unable to care for them. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are a special kind of volunteer. When a child is taken into protective custody, their volunteer advocate provides a voice in court and dedicated support in finding a safe and permanent home where the child will thrive.
CASAs are ordinary people. . . men and women, executives, retirees, busy professionals. . . who give their time and their hearts to make an extraordinary difference for some of our community's most vulnerable children. As a CASA volunteer, you will get to know the child for whom you are advocating. You will investigate and gather information, advocate for the child, make recommendations to the Court, and monitor the progress of the case. The information you gather and your recommendations help the Court make informed decisions.
Child Advocates, Inc. will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for the child's best interest. A CASA volunteer typically spends 10-20 hours per month on their case.
Take the first step in making a difference in the life of a Clackamas County foster child by attending a CASA 101 Orientation. Orientations are typically held the first Wednesday of the month in our office at 421 High Street Suite 108, Oregon City from 6:00-7:00 pm.