Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. is a 501c3, nonprofit organization that provides screened, trained, and supervised volunteers who speak up for the needs of abused and neglected children, one child at a time. Through individualized attention, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interests of Douglas County’s foster children. Bringing urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom, CASA volunteers promote safety, permanency and well-being through independent recommendations. As community partners in the child welfare system, CASA volunteers increase abused and neglected children’s access to services, promote safety, and advocate for timeliness and permanency for children involved in juvenile court proceedings. CASA volunteers are unbiased advocates and provide individualized attention for children in a massive system.
CASA volunteers are deeply committed, specially trained to advocate for each child’s best interest and how to get those interests met by the system. They fight against all odds, power and bureaucracy; fight until each child can understand and advocate for his/her unalienable rights; fight so children can live a life of destiny, rather than fate. We believe that all children need heroes, but abused and neglected children need Super Heroes. Our CASA volunteers are Super Heroes!
Please join us on Saturday, September 21st at Boundary Waters Recreational Park for our 1st I AM FOR THE CHILD Super Hero 5K & 1 mile Fun Run.
Race registration is $20 before September 6th and $25 after September 6th.
Don’t want to run? Register as a Phantom runner to still support a great cause!
Register online at www.douglascountycasa.org
Race and costume awards will be given. So, remember to wear your best Super Hero costume!