CASA for Douglas County, Nebraska
In Omaha, over 1,700 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 supervise CASA volunteers to provide individualized attention for these innocent victims and an independent source of information for the judge who must decide their future.
Vision Statement - A CASA Volunteer for every child
When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate®. The volunteer’s focus is on that child, giving hope and help in guiding the child to a safe, permanent home.
CASA for Douglas County's Mission
CASA for Douglas County partners with the CASA community to be a voice for abused and neglected children through the power of volunteer advocacy and change in the child protection system.
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CASA for Douglas County wants to thank Whole Foods for chosing us for it's Dime at aTime Charity. Please click on the link below for details.
CASA supports Make a Wish and Legend Comics
Help our friends at Legend Comics & Coffee raise money for Make-A-Wish Nebraska. Legends has been a big supporter of CASA and will be sponsoring the costume contest at this year's 5K Superhero Run for CASA. This is Legend's third annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish which is another great way to help children in need. Enter yourself in a raffle with prizes from local businesses and an issue of The Walking Dead #1, valued at $4,300! Raffle tickets are only $5, and there is no limit on the amount of tickets you can purchase. You can purchase tickets on Legend's website or stop by the store located at 52nd and Leavenworth.