Our vision is to assign a screened, trained, and qualified community CASA volunteer advocate for every abused and neglected child that needs one. In working to achieve our vision, we act on the following core values:
-Excellence in our endeavors, keeping the best interest of the child as our priority.
-Inclusiveness, diversity, respect for all cultures and ethnicities for children, families, advocates, staff, board members, supporters and the community as a whole.
–Honorable and respectful involvement in the child welfare system, with the courts, attorneys, therapists, and all parties.
-Independent and insightful recommendations, true to our understanding of each child’s best interests, which prioritizes their safety and, wherever possible, preserve connections to their family of origin.
-Best interest advocacy driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin if that can be safely achieved.
-Responsible use of resources to maximize CASA’s positive impact for the child and maintain a credible and sustainable program for the future.