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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence

Mission: Court appointed special advocates (casa) of lane county provides a powerful voice for abused kids by advocating for foster children within the court system, because with casa, children are more likely to find a safe, permanent home.

Programs: Approximately 400 abused and neglected children received the powerful voice of a court appointed special advocate. 217 casa volunteers advocated for those children's best interests, supported by 24 volunteer peer coordinators. 133 children were placed into safe permanent homes when their cases closed.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CASA of Lane County is one of the most well run, strategic non-profits I have had the pleasure of being associated with. In the last seven years, I have served on various committees, the board of directors and I am a donor. My husband went through the training and served as a CASA on two cases prior to my involvement with the organization.

In my 15+ years of working for and volunteering with non-profits, I have seen few that match CASA in their strategic focus and emphasis on mission. The staff are professional and mission driven.

The biggest challenge for this organization is for the general public to know and understand their vital roll in ensuring the safety and security of our community's most vulnerable children. But, that is changing with the organizations consistent effort to raise awareness and tell their story. My life is richer for having served this organziation.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with this agency for several years. I am extremely impressed by the quality of leadership exhibited by the board and the management team. Management has been innovative in developing a new model for the supervision of volunteers that is receiving national attention. The organization remains fiscally sound and dedicated to the mission. I serve as a CASA volunteer appointed by the court, as a member of the development committee, and on the legislative committee. This is a strong and excellent non-profit that accomplishes critical work with at risk children.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I think this agency could do a really wonderful job if they had more qualified staff. I felt as if the supervisor and staff I encountered needed more professional training in social services. It seemed that many of the supervisors and staff were friends and that was the basis for their hire, not professional experience or training.