What You Can Do

You don't have to go to another country or even another community to find children in need. There are children right here in Douglas County who are removed from their homes because they aren't safe. These children find themselves in a world filled with case managers, lawyers, judges and courtrooms where life-altering decisions are made on their behalf. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a court appointed, trained and committed adult who ensures that each child’s individual needs remain a priority. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, care-givers and anyone else involved in the child’s life in order to make independent and informed recommendations to help the judge decide what’s best for the child.

CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place. If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching volunteer opportunity in Douglas County and want to do something about child abuse, CASA is right for you.