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CASA for Douglas County

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kimberly Thomas
Main Address:
2412 St. Mary's Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105

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.

• There are up to 1,600 children in the child welfare system in Douglas County.
• 50 children are currently waiting for a CASA Volunteer
• Children of color are disproportionately represented in the foster care system
• It is a priority to recruit diverse volunteers to serve the children waiting

We believe positive representation is important, and kids are more comfortable when paired with someone they can identify with. We want to serve kids in the best way we can and are looking for compassionate community members to become CASA volunteers.

YOU can make an impact in a child's life. Can we count on you to help us serve more children in need of an advocate?

Interesting Info

In 2019-2020, 296 volunteer advocates served 520 children in foster care.
Children assigned a CASA Volunteer spend approximately 8 months less time in foster care and have better educational and behavioral outcomes.
82% of CASA Volunteers' recommendations are accepted by the court.

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