CASA

 

Mailing address: 2610 14th Street, Columbus NE 68601
Phone: 402-563-4944
The Casa Office is located at 1465 27th Avenue, Columbus, Nebraska. 

Casa stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates - trained volunteers from the community who are appointed by a judge to advocate on a one-to-one basis for a child who has been a victim of abuse or neglect.

What do CASA Volunteers Do?

Casa volunteers are ordinary citizens who are committed to the concept that every child has the right to a safe and permanent home. after undergoing a certified training course, volunteers:

  • Get to know individual children.
  • Talk to parents and family.
  • Attend court hearings.
  • Interact with attorneys.
  • Meet with social workers.
  • Review Records.
  • Talk with teachers.

After exploring the history of an individual child, a CASA volunteers makes recommendations to the judge regarding the child's best interests. Unlike other players in the judicial process, CASA volunteers remain assigned to a child for the life of a case. Sometimes, CASA volunteers are the only consistent presence in a child's life during a confusing and tumultuous time.

To Volunteer in Nebraska call 1-800-788-4772 Nebraska Casa Association. Or to learn more locally please visit www.casaconnectionne.com or email us at casacon@megavision.com.