The Clark County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program is based on the belief that every child has a right to a safe, permanent, loving home. In Clark County, CASA is administered by YWCA Clark County.
CASA volunteers are committed to providing factual information about the situation of children involved in the Dependency Court system because they are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system, or stay in inappropriate group or foster homes.
Information and recommendations provided by the CASA volunteer assist the court in making crucial decisions about the child’s future. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Learn how you can get involved, make a donation, or attend fundraisers like our upcoming empower luncheon.