Our Mission, Vision, Values, and Culture

CASA for Douglas County is a nonprofit organization that trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children be placed in safe, loving homes where they can thrive.

OUR MISSION

Training, empowering, and inspiring volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children.

OUR VISION

To provide a CASA Volunteer to every child in foster care who needs one.

OUR VALUES

Diligence - Pursue commitments with dedication, integrity, and perseverance

Service - Embrace opportunities to participate generously and give selflessly

Inclusivity - Honor the dignity and value of all people, experiences, and perspectives

Tenacity - Persist in advocating for what is just in spite of adversity

Collaboration - Engage in candid communication that leverages diverse ideas and resources

Courage - Address challenges by demonstrating resilience and hope

Innovation - Challenge conventional approaches by creating forward-thinking solutions

OUR CULTURE

We are ONE team
CASA celebrates each individual’s strengths and contributions. We provide a supportive, inclusive, and flexible environment where everyone feels trusted, valued, and respected.

We are DRIVEN toward progress and growth
CASA is driven, outcome-focused, and courageous. High value is placed on personal and professional development, and we embrace the process of change by learning from our mistakes and constantly evolving.

Our VOICE is impactful and independent
Empowering volunteers ensures children involved in the child welfare system have a dedicated, passionate, and powerful voice advocating for their best interest. CASA stands up for children and holds out hope for safe, loving, and permanent homes while providing critical and transformative resources, recommendations, and solutions.