Welcome to CASA
In Omaha, over 1,300 children, at any one time, are entangled in the foster care system because they are victims of abuse or neglect. Society has a fundamental obligation to ensure the basic rights and needs of every child are met. CASA volunteers are formidable forces that fight for these rights. There is no one else like a CASA volunteer who brings attention to a child’s need, both in and out of the courtroom.
Court Appointed Special Advocate programs provide an innovative, cost-effective approach to a very urgent crisis. CASA programs recruit, screen, train, and support CASA volunteers to provide individualized attention for these innocent victims and an independent source of information for the judge who must decide their future.
Within the imagination of a child, there are some things that have no place at all -- things like abuse, neglect and despair. Every day, more than one thousand children are removed from their homes nationwide. They sit, silently waiting for the courts to decide their futures. They need your voice. Volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and change one life at a time.
Information that will help you understand our mission.
Wanda and Mike Gottschalk
Greg O’Kief and Jennay Vacek O’Kief
Dr. Michael and MaryLee Moulton
Heider Family Foundation
Criss Memorial Foundation