Washoe CASA Foundation changes lives.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in protective care.
On an average day in Washoe County, more than 700 abused and neglected children live in foster care because they cannot live safely at home. These children need powerful voices to speak for them. The Washoe CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Foundation is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors that supports the Washoe CASA program which is managed by Second Judicial Family Court. The foundation provides funding for volunteer training, recruitment, and creating greater public awareness. The Washoe County Foundation also donates educational supplies, clothing, items to support to support extracurricular activities and gifts to children in foster care.
The vision of the Washoe CASA Foundation is to provide a volunteer advocate (a CASA) for every abused child within the Washoe County Family Court system. This gives each child a better chance of returning to or being placed in a safe and secure home as quickly as possible.
The goal of the Washoe CASA Foundation is to develop strong community partnerships that support quality services for children, encourage volunteers and create greater public awareness of the CASA program. We look forward to continuing to serve the children of this community in a positive way.