Southwest Iowa CASA Program

Year Founded
1998
EIN
42-1471727
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Anne Christensen, Coordinator
Public Contact Name
Anne Christensen
Main Address

227 S. 6th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
United States

What We Do

CASA volunteers are community members advocating for the best interest of children involved in the child welfare system.

An CASA volunteer strives to:
• Identify and assess risks to the child’s safety and well-being.
• Identify supportive people in the child’s life that ICAB volunteers can work with to promote safety and well-being for the child during their time in the child welfare system.
• Help ensure appropriate physical and mental health assessments are completed and that the child’s needs are understood by the family and everyone involved in the case through a trauma-informed approach, and
• Verify educational assessments are completed and educational supports are in place.

Interesting Info
  • CASA volunteers are a consistent presence in a child’s life while working collaboratively with the child’s team.
  • CASA volunteers provide valuable information to the judge and others involved in the case to help ensure a child's best interest is being met.
  • CASA volunteers help maintain a sense of urgency to all children’s cases and recognize that permanency (both legal
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Help a child as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Repeats weekly until Friday, December 30th, 2022
Anytime

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