Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma
It is difficult to imagine what life must be like for an abused or neglected child. It is even more difficult to admit that child abuse or neglect is a problem in our area. Many of us would like to believe that it just doesn’t happen here, but it does.
Imagine children in our communities:
- Living in places where violence is the rule rather than the exception;
- Watching their parents slowly killing themselves with drugs or alcohol;
- Living in active methamphetamine labs;
- Being exposed to pornography or adult situations;
- Merely existing – eating food you and I wouldn’t touch, rarely attending school, and deprived of regular medical attention; and/or
- Raising themselves with little or no parental supervision or guidance.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers who are stepping up to advocate for abused and neglected children. We are ordinary people. We come from all walks of life.
We are trained volunteers who assist judges in determining what is in the best interest of these vulnerable children. We work in our own communities and we share a common set of values.
We believe in the rights and dignity of children. We are committed to putting that belief to work for children who have been abused or neglected. And we hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence in service.
Across the country today, we serve more than a quarter-million children. Hundreds of thousands more children need our help.
How can you help? VOLUNTEER TODAY! Use this LINK to learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer!
Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma - CASA
Child Advocates of Northeastern Oklahoma is a CASA agency. With offices in Claremore and Miami, the organization supports CASA Volunteers in five counties in northeastern Oklahoma – Rogers, Mayes, Craig, Ottawa, and Delaware Counties. The agency also serves the courts of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.