Monroe County CASA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises court appointed advocates to advocate for children who are involved in juvenile court due to abuse or neglect. Volunteer advocacy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.
Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Inc. advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. CASA promotes and supports unbiased advocacy representation for all children to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
The achievement of the goals of this agency is best served by the active participation of citizens of the community. To this end, the agency accepts and encourages the involvement of advocates at all levels of the agency and within all appropriate programs and activities. All agency and staff are encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which advocates might serve and to assist in recruitment of advocates from the community.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment:
As an organization striving to be anti-racist and ethnically unbiased, Monroe County CASA is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that not only supports individuals of all cultures and backgrounds, but ensures a future where children thrive, regardless of race and demographic barriers. CASA will consistently strive to understand the impact of systemic racism and bias on clients and stakeholders, and through a clearly articulated process, will empower employees and volunteers to disrupt racism and bias by identifying, discussing, and challenging issues of race, ethnicity, and demographics.
Monroe County CASA will:
- Promote stakeholder growth through awareness and understanding of the experiences and challenges of different races.
- Empower stakeholders to enact changes that will create a more inclusive and compassionate organization.
- Deepen CASA’s commitment to internal organizational action for equity by seeking mentorship from community partners and resources.
- Hold CASA’s leadership, board, staff, and volunteers accountable to an ongoing focus on anti-racist and equity organizational statements and values.
- Create and sustain partnerships with organizations, businesses, and community leaders to provide support and receive guidance on how CASA can improve its impact on those being served.
- Assess progress and Continually Improve the approach to Diversity and Inclusion within CASA