UPDATE: Volunteers are needed to serve as Advocates children in foster care. CASA Volunteers advocate in court on behalf of children who were abused and neglected and are now in foster care. Training will be April 14, 15 and 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Additional hours of courtroom observation are required. An Advocate’s roles are investigation, problem solving, monitoring a case, and reporting to the court. The training will be held in the CASA office conference room at 644 S.W. Coast Highway, Suite I in Newport. For more information about becoming a CASA in Lincoln County, please contact us or download an application.
Was there ever a time in your life when you needed someone to stand up for you? Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, provides a powerful voice for abused, neglected, and drug-endangered children. Today, almost 200 children live in foster care in Lincoln County. In an overburdened system, these children risk slipping through the cracks and suffering from further abuse. CASA volunteers have the power to prevent this tragic reality. These dedicated, highly-trained community members serve as fact finders for the judge by investigating the background of each assigned case. They speak for the child in the courtroom, representing the child’s best interests, and work to move the child as quickly and effectively as possible through the system in order to be reunited the family or into a safe, permanent home.
Watch this video to learn about the proven outcomes of Court Appointed Special Advocacy: