Who We Support
CASA of Oklahoma County
Award Date: February 10, 2020
CASA of Oklahoma County (CASAofOKCO) serves as a voice for some of the most vulnerable children in Oklahoma County. CASAofOKCO works to diminish the challenges faced by children in foster care by recruiting, training, supervising, and retaining community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children in the juvenile court system.
In accordance with current statutes, CASAofOKCO is the only program in Oklahoma County authorized and appointed by the judge to advocate for abused and neglected children in court through community volunteers. CASAofOKCO’s volunteer advocates serve as the ‘eyes and ears ‘of the court. CASA volunteers act as investigators, monitors, mentors, advocates, friends, and often case managers for the child(ren). Volunteers make independent, unbiased, and informed recommendations and ensure that the judge has information he/she needs to make some of the most difficult decisions about the children.