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CASA For Douglas County

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Justice & Legal

Location

2412 St. Mary's Ave.Omaha, NE 68105 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CASA for Douglas County, as a member of both the National and Nebraska CASA Associations, advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Douglas County Juvenile Court and foster care proceedings through the use of trained, court appointed, citizen volunteers. These volunteers provide a "voice" for the children while ensuring that they are safe, that their needs are being met and the efforts are made to expedite permanent homes for these children.

Description

CASA was formed in Seattle, WA in 1977 by a Juvenile Court Judge who was concerned that the best interest of the children were not being served. CASA for Douglas County was formed in 1998 at the urging of Juvenile Court Judges.

In Douglas County, there are over 1300 children in foster care. Our vision is to provide a CASA for every child who needs one, and that means we need over 200 more citizens from our community to advocate for these children. No special background or education is required to become a CASA volunteer. We encourage people from all cultures and professions, and of all ethnic and educational backgrounds to volunteer.

Reviews

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by Krystal B. from Omaha, NE (June 30, 2014)
I completed the CASA training in late June 2014. It is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The training prepares all volunteers to appropriately advocate for youth, regardless of background or professional experience.

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