Was there ever a time in your life when you needed someone to stand up for you?
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) do just that! They stand up for abused, abandoned, and neglected children as they travel through the Juvenile Court system. In an overburdened system these children risk slipping through the cracks, resulting in more abuse or neglect.
A CASA is a highly trained advocate that serves as a fact finder and makes recommendations as to what is in the best interest of a foster child. An advocate is the voice for the child in the court system. An advocate will work to move the child as quickly and effectively as possible through the system and into a safe, loving and permanent home.
In 2012, CASA of Douglas County served 307 children. Yet there are still hundreds of abused and neglected children in Douglas County that do not have an advocate.