Oklahoma CASA Association (OCASA)

OCASA

The mission of the Oklahoma CASA Association is to present a statewide voice for abused and neglected children by enhancing the growth of CASA programs throughout Oklahoma.

CASA is a unique concept for the juvenile court system. When the first program began in Seattle, Washington in 1977, it was an experiment to involve community volunteers in sensitive and confidential matters of families. The volunteers, speaking as guardian’s for the children in court, brought significant information about the children to whom they were appointed that was free from agency biases, policies and procedures. The volunteers proved to be an effective way to help prevent inappropriate and unduly long foster care placements, and to provide the court with a perspective based solely on the child’s best interest. As a result, courts in other states began adopting the idea and the CASA concept has become one of the fastest growing child advocacy movements in the country.

The Oklahoma CASA Association, Inc. is a voluntary member organization that provides technical assistance, training, and networking opportunities to the local CASA programs throughout the state. In addition to formal training opportunities, the Oklahoma CASA Association provides both technical assistance and one-on-one support to community groups wanting to start or expand their local CASA program.

For additional information on programs in your area, please contact OCASA about volunteering.

Judge Alcorn about Oklahoma CASA Association

Oklahoma CASA Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 54946
Oklahoma City, OK  73154
(405) 524-8999
(800) 742-2272

 

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