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Virtual Advocacy Services

CASA of Oklahoma County

Award Date: May 1, 2020
Awarded: $1,131

CASA of Oklahoma County provides a trained caring adult to advocate for the best interest of children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers get to know the children and communicate with all parties in the case and people in the child’s life in order to provide complete information and sound recommendations to the court. As “the eyes and ears” of the judge, the CASA volunteer offers a neutral, third-party opinion to the court, one that is unbiased and child-focused. Virtual video conferencing and electronic signature software is necessary in order to continue and expand CASA services during the pandemic. When restrictions are lifted, CASA will continue to utilize virtual services to stay better connected to volunteers and create more flexible, accessible training and continuing education opportunities for staff, board members and volunteers.