CASA for Douglas County

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mrs. Kimberly C. Barnes, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Kimberly C. Barnes
Main Address

2412 St. Mary's Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
United States

What We Do

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County is a nonprofit organization that trains, inspires, and empowers volunteer advocates to improve the lives of children that have been abused and neglected. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for those children. The desired result is that children can be placed in safe, loving homes and thus increase their potential to thrive. Volunteers visit with the child monthly, attend a monthly meeting with case professionals, attend periodic court hearings, and advocate for services that help the child grow and thrive.


Interesting Info
  • There are over 100 children waiting for a volunteer to amplify their voice in the court system.
  • Children assigned a CASA Volunteer Advocate spend approximately 8 months less time in foster care and have better educational and behavioral outcomes.
  • Children assigned a CASA Volunteer Advocate are half as likely to re-enter the foster care system.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Project Hope Pack Product Drives
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