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.
Murder Mystery Dinner: A Night of Fun and Fundraising for Cass CASA
Fundraiser Generates Over $7,000
On March 18, 2017. CASA hosted their first Murder Mystery Dinner. Approximately 200 people attended the event, chaired by Nikki Biesterfeld and Angie Neumiller, which generated more than $7,000 to support the organization.
More Volunteers Advocate for CASA Children
Four new CASA advocates were sworn-in by Judge John Steinheider on February 8, 2017.
Advocates get to know the children they advocate for and make recommendations to the Judge about what would be best for the child. They become a stable, reliable presence in the child’s life during a very difficult time, and advocate for the child to have a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
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.
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.
CASA in Cass County
Cass County CASA is a 501(c)3 organization funded primarily through public and private donations.
Since 2007, our trained volunteers have advocated for abused and neglected children in Cass County.
- In 2015, 16 CASA volunteers advocated for 36 children.
- In 2014, 15 CASA volunteers advocated for 32 children.
- In 2013, 11 CASA volunteers advocated for 22 children.
Please volunteer or help fund our important work.