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 Acknowledged for Service to 36 Children this Year
Over the last year, 16 CASA advocates have driven over 7,424 miles and have given more than 925 hours in training, volunteer hours and case hours. Their efforts were recently celebrated at our annual volunteer appreciation dinner. In addition to the positive difference they make serving the 36 children in Cass County they currently advocate for, the volunteers save the county approximately $22,778. Read More
Community Makes Christmas Merrier for CASA Children
In November, a CASA Giving Tree with tags listing items our CASA children would like to receive was placed in the court house. The children’s ages ranged from 3 months to 18 years old. Most gift tags were chosen within ten days! Cass CASA was overwhelmed with the generosity our community showed to the program and children. All the gifts were wrapped and the CASA volunteers delivered the gifts before Christmas. Angie Neumiller, Executive Director, thanks all who made our children's Christmas a little merrier.
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.
Training Starts Soon!
We are recruiting CASA Advocates for the upcoming training session scheduled in February, 2016. There is a special need for males to serve as advocates.
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.