Nebraska Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association is a network of 22
community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

We believe every individual, including children and young adults, should have the opportunity for an enjoyable and successful life -- no matter where they live, no matter their resources, no matter the color of their skin, no matter their sexual orientation, no matter their gender identification.

Discrimination is not tolerated at our organization, nor should it be tolerated in our state. We actively recruit staff and volunteers who represent the diversity of our state and the children in foster care for whom we advocate.

CASA volunteers are trained citizens who are appointed by a judge to speak in court for the safety and well-being of abused and neglected children. Children with a CASA volunteer spend an average of four fewer months in out-of-home care than children without a CASA volunteer.