CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington & Columbia CountiesPortland, Oregon
We advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are in custody of the state and under the protection of the court. We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training, and supporting citizen advocates to provide quality advocacy to as many children as we can.
A CASA advocate is the tireless and passionate protector of a child who has been abused or neglected and is going through the trauma of the foster care system. They are granted tremendous authority by the court, and are able to do what it takes to see that a child is not ignored, their best interests and critical needs are addressed, and that the presiding judge is able to understand the true facts of a child’s condition in an over-burdened child welfare system.