About Us

 
 
 
 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of CASA of Jackson and Josephine Counties is to provide specially trained community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes.

 

Vision

We envision all children thriving in safe, loving, and permanent homes.

 

Values

We practice integrity and ethics in every facet of our work and our lives

We will always show compassion for our children, their families and our advocates

We will both pursue and share knowledge with each other, our advocates and our community

We believe that everyone is to be treated with respect

We observe open, consistent and respectful communication at all times

 

Diversity Statement

In order for CASA to fully accomplish its mission, our volunteers, staff and board will be cognizant of and sensitive to each child’s/family’s frame of reference, including their heritage, culture, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, socio-economic status, disabilities, and/or family structure. Volunteers will be able to sensitively communicate with the child and their family and in turn appropriately communicate the child’s needs to the court while considering diversity, equity, and inclusion for each case.

CASA will strive to achieve a volunteer base that reflects the diversity of children in the judicial and child welfare systems as well as its community. Volunteer service will be made accessible to all individuals regardless of gender identity, age (must be 21), ethnicity, socio-economic situation, or disability. Cultural awareness and competency is an integral component of all training for board, staff, and volunteers.

As a diverse organization engaged in ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion training, CASA can better represent and advocate for the children we serve and have a far greater impact on the juvenile and child welfare systems. Therefore, it is the objective of CASA to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion in its practice, policies, board, CASA, and staff composition, committee activities, management plan, publications, resource materials, speaker’s bureau, and in its training and technical assistance activities.

Civil Rights Statement
 

CASA operates its program, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).  To file a complaint of discrimination with this organization, write <Organization Name>, <Organization Address> or call <Organization Number>.  To file a complaint of discrimination with Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, write Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, Attn:  Shannon Sivell, Complaint Coordinator, 1162 Court Street NE, Salem, OR  97301 or call 503-378-5348.  You may also email to shannon.l.sivell@doj.state.or.us.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Celebrating Home Gala

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank You

 

I Am For The Child