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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 for Douglas County has scheduled the 4th Annual CASA Classic golf tournament for August 26, 2024 and are excited to announce Joe Miller & Holton Harman as the 4th Annual CASA Classic chairs!  

CASA for Douglas County celebrated the holiday season with its annual Children's Holiday Party on December 8th, bringing together volunteer advocates and the children they serve for a magical evening. At the heart of the event is the joy of giving, with CASA ensuring that each child's wish is fulfilled with a small gift of their choice and a board game.

Embracing the joy of families united on National Adoption Day! Join CASA for Douglas County in commemorating the magic of adoption and the resilient journey of countless children towards love, stability, and hope.

For the past 25 years, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County has been a shining beacon of hope for children who are involved in the child welfare system and may have experienced abuse or neglect.  CASA for Douglas County has dedicated itself to amplifying the voice of the most vulnerable members of our community, and our impact has been nothing short of extraordinary.

In Douglas County, CASAs have been making a significant impact on the lives of children for over 25 years. CASA Volunteer Advocates are dedicated and passionate about the work they do. They are experts that go above and beyond every day to make sure a child’s voice is amplified in court. On April 20th, 2023, CASA for Douglas County hosted the first Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to recognize and thank the many Volunteer Advocates who give their time, energy, and heart to serving children involved in the child welfare system in our community.