CASA training slated in April


Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 6 – 12, and Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Central Oregon is celebrating the volunteers who stand up for foster children in Central Oregon communities.

But many more children are waiting for advocates of their own, especially in Jefferson County.  

Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers empowered by the courts to advocate for children in foster care, to help protect their rights and safety, and to guide them through the child welfare system.

CASA volunteers are not only efficient, they’re effective, too. Foster children who have a CASA volunteer by their side are more likely to succeed in school and to find a safe, permanent home; substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care; and half as likely to re-enter foster care.

Do you have what it takes to lift up the voice of a child?  The next CASA training will begin May 13. Consider learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer in Jefferson County by visiting or calling Leslie Fritch, associate director of CASA of Central Oregon at 541-389-1618.