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.
Join us at Midtown Crossing at 8 am on July 8, 2017 for our annual 5K Superhero Run! This is a family fun event designed to raise awareness about children in foster care due to abuse and/or neglect. We hope that you will find your way to give back to the Omaha community and children in foster care by attending this event. Competitive runners welcome. Strollers and leashed pets welcome.
Be sure to make plans to stay for the post-race party at Cantina Laredo. We are mixing it up this year and plan to have a pancake feed. Raffle prizes will also be drawn at this time.
DON'T FORGET YOUR SUPERHERO COSTUME!!!
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.