CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties
We are a network of volunteers, empowered by the court, to be the voice of children removed from their homes for no fault of their own. Our advocates, after they are trained and sworn in by a judge, are assigned a child and then work tirelessly to assure this child has a safe home as quickly as possible. They interview people involved in the case, write a report, and represent this child in court.
With a CASA volunteer, a child is half as likely to languish in foster care and the child welfare system. Court Appointed Special Advocates are ordinary men and women who find it in their hearts to help their community's children. They come from all walks of life, all professions, and all educational and ethnic backgrounds. What they have in common is objectivity, competence and a profound commitment to making a lasting difference in a child's life.
We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training, and supporting citizen volunteers in order to provide advocacy to as many children as we can.
Volunteer Child Advocate (Volunteer Opportunity)