The purpose of the Chelan-Douglas CASA/Guardian ad Litem Program is to advocate for the best interests of abused/neglected children; and to support and mentor at-risk youth through the use of trained community volunteers.
A world where every abused or neglected child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.
It is CASA’s duty to promote the safety and well-being of the children we serve. We shall protect children from abuse and from practices that are emotionally and physically damaging, disrespectful, degrading, dangerous, exploitive or intimidating.
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, preserve connections to their families
- Responsible use of resources to maximize our positive impact on the child welfare system
Commitment to Equal Opportunity
In order to provide the best quality advocacy for children in our community, we believe that we must be responsive to the needs of everyone who may provide, receive or be affected by our services. To that end, all policies, practices and recommendations are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, physical abilities or national origin.