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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.
This blog discusses the issue of disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly when it comes to Black and Brown children. It highlights the importance of diverse Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers who can provide cultural competence and understanding of the unique challenges faced by these children and their families. The document also includes information on CASA for Douglas County's efforts to host recruiting events within the Black community to encourage more diverse volunteers to join the organization.
CASA for Douglas County is excited to announce Pam & Lyle Knox as the 3rd Annual CASA Classic chairs!
Join Pam & Lyle and support CASA for Douglas County as we take a swing at providing a CASA Volunteer for every child impacted by the Child Welfare System who is in need of consistent support.