CASA of Ohio Valley is a nonprofit child advocacy program. We're members of the national CASA organization, but we focus on serving Daviess and McLean County. We were founded in 1996.
We work hard to recruit community members to become child advocate volunteers. We'll train you to represent the best interests of vulnerable children who are being abused or neglected. You'll also help children who are suffering because of the unintentional actions or inactions of their parents.
You can be the glue that holds the complicated child welfare system together. Call us now at 270-683-2138 to sign up for a training session.
Our experienced staff members will make sure you're trained to be the best possible advocate possible for your assigned child. We provide 30 hours of pre-service training and 12 hours of in-service training per year. We'll give you the tools you need to make reasonable assessments of a child's situation. You'll also learn how to best present your findings in court.
Contact us today to get involved with our child advocacy organization.
CASA of Ohio Valley, Inc. exists to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected by providing trained, court-appointed, adult volunteers to advocate for their safe, permanent and loving homes where they can thrive.
For every child who needs us, CASA of Ohio Valley envisions providing a trained volunteer advocate, a safe home and a promising future.
In working to achieve our vision, we act on the following core values:
• Excellence in all our endeavors.
• Inclusiveness, diversity, respect for all cultures and ethnicities: for children, families, volunteers, staff, Board, and supporters.
• Empowering the community through strong screening, training, supervision and support of volunteers.
• Honorable and respectful involvement in the child welfare system, with the courts and all parties.
• Independent and educated recommendations, true to our understanding of each child's best interest, that prioritize children's safety and, wherever possible, preserving connections to their families.
• Responsible use of resources to maximize our positive impact on the child welfare system.