CASA OF GAGE COUNTY
CASA of Gage County's mission is to advocate through the court system for the best interest of children identified as abused and neglected through the recruitment and training of committed volunteers. CASA of Gage County strives to ensure a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for each child and that each child has a voice as their future and care are determined.
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About CASA of Gage County
CASA of Gage County, offers diverse volunteers, services, and programs to children identified as abused and neglected children; and to provide education to the public in order to increase awareness surrounding abuse and neglect of children.
Since 2015 Gage County CASA has been advocating for children in Nebraska’s foster care system. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Dedicated CASA volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile Court to ensure that the needs and best interests of each CASA’s assigned child or sibling group are met.
Each year in the U.S., more than 3 million children enter the foster care system due to abuse and/or neglect. In Gage County, children are entangled in the foster care system. Many of these children become trapped in a revolving door of foster parents, caseworkers, attorneys, and judges.
We believe every foster child deserves a CASA.
A CASA Advocate is a community member who gives time to ensure that abused and neglected children receive a safe, nurturing, permanent home by gathering facts, discerning options, and preparing reports for the court.
A CASA Volunteer must:
Be 21 years of age or older.
Successfully passed application, screening, and background check requirements.
Successfully completed initial training provided by the CASA of Gage County program.
(35 hours of initial training )
12 hours of continuing education annually related to the work of best interest advocacy.
Be able to keep information confidential and work within established program guidelines.
By becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer, you can help lift the voices of children and families involved in the child welfare system. Speak up for a child who needs you!