The Dawson/Gosper County CASA Program is proud to say that 100% of the children we serve have a CASA volunteer! This means that each child who has been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused or neglected by parents or guardians within Dawson or Gosper County has his or her own CASA Volunteer. A CASA volunteer is highly trained, supported, and supervised as he/she advocates for the child's best interests at all times.
To advocate through the court system for the best interest of children identified as abused and/or neglected. We strive to insure a safe, secure and nurturing home for each child. We are committed to quality service of the Dawson/Gosper County CASA Program to ensure quality volunteerism.
Silence isnt always golden.
More than 2,000 Children abused and or neglected foster children need a voice in Nebraska courtrooms.
Be Their Voice ; Volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
Who Are CASA Volunteers?
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are an ordinary citizen who believes that every child has the right to ordinary citizens who believe that every child has the right to a safe and permanent home. Appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge, CASA volunteers advocate for the best interest of the abused and/or neglected child.
What do CASA volunteers do?
Being the Voice of the abused and/or neglected child in a courtroomrequiers us to
Get to know the idividual child
Attended court hearings
Interact with paretns,teachers, attroneys, social workers, etc.
Requirements to be a CASA volunteer.
Requierd background check
30 hours of inital traning
1 year commitment
21 years of age
4-6 hours per month