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The mission of the CASA program serving Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties is to provide trained citizen volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children and to ensure that children have a voice in Court. Read more
The mission of the CASA program serving Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties is to provide trained citizen volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children and to ensure that children have a voice in Court.
CASA volunteers are ordinary citizens from all walks of life. They are committed to doing what is best for a child. All volunteers are thoroughly trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the Juvenile Justice system and the special needs of abused and neglected children. As advocates, CASA volunteers commit an average of 10-15 hours per month to their cases. It is difficult but very gratifying work.
CASA is a non-profit organization that has a definite purpose and mission. As a volunteer, you have a "hands on" experience and your recommendation in the best interest of an abused or neglected child(ren) counts in court. The staff at Central Oregon CASA are professional and they are supportive to you while you are "working" your case. You won't feel like you are "alone" out there and you will be appreciated. If you have the time to volunteer as a CASA you will see; "Once a CASA, always a CASA".