The APWA -OR is partnering with CASA of Douglas County for the fall conference, to bring hope and love to the young lives of foster kids. Please bring any of the items listed in the box below to the conference registration desk during registration hours; listed on the Conference Agenda.
The CASA of Douglas County program is a private, non-profit agency founded in 1993 by local attorneys, the Juvenile Court Judge and local youth service providers. The agency is in Roseburg, Oregon and serves all of rural Douglas County. Agency founders saw a local need to provide advocates for abused and neglected children who have been placed in foster care. They believed each child deserved an objective community volunteer to focus on the case from the child's perspective, assuring that their needs are met and that ultimately the child is part of a safe permanent and loving family.
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened, highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child's best interests in the child protection system.
Download the CASA flyer at the bottom of the Conference Home page.