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.
New Volunteers Sworn In to Advocate for Vulnerable Children
The Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is proud to announce that four new CASA advocates were sworn-in by Judge John Steinheider on October 29, 2015. The new CASA advocates are Jaimie Digby, Judie Kindle, Emilee Maloney and Sylvia Slatten.
There are a total of 22 Cass County children who are under the jurisdiction of the court because of abuse and/or neglect. Children range in age from two to 19 years old. 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 2014, 15 CASA volunteers advocated for 32 children.
- In 2013, 11 CASA volunteers advocated for 22 children.
- In 2012, 16 CASA volunteers advocated for 42 children.
CASA Uncorked Fundraiser Successful!
The recent wine and beer tasting event benefitting Cass County CASA raised much needed funding.
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 important work.