The Clabough Foundation grant provided support to CASA Central Oregon to support children and youth in foster care.
About CASA Central Oregon
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. They are community volunteers who do what no one else does – they advocate solely for the best interest of children and youth in foster care.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children and make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened child welfare system. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
The mission of CASA of Central Oregon is to recruit, train and support volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA volunteers work within the courts in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to ensure that every child in foster care in Central Oregon can transition into a safe and permanent home.