We are..
We are a volunteer-powered network of committed people from all walks of life who believe society has a fundamental obligation give children a happy and safe childhood. We are people, just like you, who believe that every child has the right to be treated with dignity, to be safe, and to thrive in the embrace of a loving family.
CASA of South Central NE
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was started in Adams County in 1992 with a mission to provide trained, court-appointed, community volunteers to advocate for a quick, safe, permanent home for all abused and neglected children. Judges Ott and Bryan stated that there was a need for this type of program in the area. In 1995, a CASA program was started in Clay County. Both Adams County and Clay County remained independent from each other until their consolidation in 2004. Since 1992, CASA of South Central Nebraska has helped more than 1,500 children in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and Webster counties.
National CASA
CASA was started in 1977 by a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information. He conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. That first program has grown into a network of more than 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem program offices that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states. Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Each year, more than 700,000 children experience foster care in this country. Because there are not enough CASA volunteers to represent all of the children in care, judges typically assign CASA volunteers to their most difficult cases.
Our mission
The mission of CASA of South Central Nebraska is to provide trained, court appointed, community volunteers to advocate for a quick, safe, permanent home for all abused and neglected children in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties.
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