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The Payne County CASA for Kids, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is located at
A CASA is the one person involved in a child’s troubled life who can be the voice of common sense. Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children involved in the court system. They work alongside attorneys and social workers, as appointed Officers of the Court.
CASA volunteers are ordinary people who care about kids and come from all backgrounds. Many work full time, some are students or retired individuals. Most CASA volunteers work on one case at a time. They conduct thorough research on the background of the case, reviewing documents, interviewing everyone involved...including the child. They provide the judge with information that will help them make informed decisions about the case. CASA can be instrumental in assuring that a child or family receives services which the Court has ordered, such as substance abuse counseling or special education testing. During the life of a case, a CASA monitors the child's situation to make sure they remain safe.
Please visit http://www.casaforkids.com/ or call 405.624.2242 for additional information and volunteer opportunities.