Our mission

Training, empowering, and inspiring volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children.

  • CASA Volunteers

    152

  • Children with a CASA

    274

  • Kids on our waitlist

    143

  • Kids achieved permanency 2022-2023

    171

Latest News

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the experiences of children in foster care and the urgent need for support and advocacy. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County proudly aligns with the Children's Bureau's campaign, "Engaging Youth, Building Supports," striving to enhance opportunities for children and families within the foster care system. This year's theme underscores the critical necessity for a child welfare system that genuinely engages and supports young people as they transition out of foster care.

At CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County, we believe that behind every piece of advocacy lies the unwavering dedication and passion of our Volunteer Advocates. On Wednesday, April 17th, we had the honor of celebrating and recognizing these remarkable individuals at our 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

As we commemorate Black History Month, it's essential to reflect on the significance of diversity and representation within organizations like CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County. While the child welfare system aims to support children and families from all backgrounds, the reality is that Black children and families are disproportionately represented within the system. While addressing this disparity, it becomes crucial to empower and recruit diverse advocates representative of the children we serve.

CASA Volunteers impact our whole community.

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  • I love being a CASA!

    I love being a CASA because I’ve gotten to know my CASA kids so well in the past two years and it always makes me happy to be able to give them a little break from the craziness of life and just hang out with them!
    - Jordyn, CASA since 2019