Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) provides "best interest" advocacy to children for ages of birth to 19, who have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are citizens appointed by our judge, who are committed to ensuring that every child has the right to a safe and permanent home, to oversee abuse and neglect cases involving children in Cass County.
Volunteers Recognized for Contribution of Over $29,000 in Time and Treasure
Cass County CASA held their annual volunteer appreciation dinner on October 28 at Blake’s Lot 177 in Louisville. Thirteen volunteers as well as CASA board members were present at the dinner. The volunteers were recognized for their dedication to the children they served over the past year.
Over the last year, 11,710 miles and 1,128 hours were contributed by 16 volunteers to advocate for the safety and well-being of 32 children. Read More
The Mission of Cass County CASA Program
To provide court appointed volunteer advocacy to abused and neglected children in order to provide a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child it serves. The goal of the program is to represent the best interests of all abused, abandoned, and neglected children as appointed in conjunction with the court system in Cass County.
CASA in Cass County
Cass County CASA is a 501(c)3 organization funded primarily through public and private donations.
In 2007, the first volunteers completed 30 hours of initial training and began advocating for our abused and neglected children in Cass County.
- In 2013, 11 CASA volunteers advocated for 22 children.
- In 2012, 16 CASA volunteers advocated for 42 children.
- In 2011, 15 CASA volunteers advocated for 38 children.
- In 2010, 9 CASA volunteers advocated for 36 children.
Friday, November 21: CASA Giving Tree will be put up with children’s wish lists. We will have approximately 75 tags to choose from. Each tag has a child's age, gender and a suggested gift.
Wednesday, December 17: Community returns unwrapped gifts to CASA office.
The week before Christmas: CASA volunteers deliver gifts to children's homes.
Children Need Our Help
All across Nebraska, judges consider the futures of children who have been abused and neglected by their parents and guardians. CASA volunteers provide critical information in these cases. Please contact us to volunteer or help fund our work with your donation.