Mission, Vision, & Values

Every year, thousands of children in Oklahoma are removed from their homes because of evidence of abuse and neglect. They are uprooted from the only family they’ve known, taken out of school and away from friends. In short, their worlds are turned upside down. Going through the child welfare system is scary and no child should do it alone.

The mission for Canadian County CASA is to provide community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates and represent the best interests of abused and neglected children who are wards of the court as provided in Title 10 A, O.S..

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and speak up for abused and neglected children to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems or languish in the foster care system. CASA volunteers stay with each child until he or she is placed in a safe, permanent home and the case is closed. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant in their lives and often, the one adult who cares only for them.

Every abused and neglected child has a CASA volunteer appointed to represent his/her best interests.

Our Values

We embrace the value of each of the staff, board members and volunteers that are a part of Canadian County CASA. We strive to provide the highest level of support to each person involved within the organization and our mission.
We recognize that Canadian County CASA, Inc. is one of numerous agencies within Canadian County that are committed to helping abused and neglected children and commit to working in a collaborative manner with partner agencies when appropriate to assist in furthering our collective missions.
We strive to ensure that we provide a diverse network of individuals across race, class, gender and educational backgrounds so that we are better prepared to meet the needs of the children we serve.
We respond to the needs of the children we serve and the volunteers that are serving them in a way that reflects the high level of value we place on the work we strive to complete.
We work to ensure that we provide the highest level of quality in training volunteers and in making recommendations that impact the children we serve.