Mission

The mission of CASA for Kids, Inc. is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Washington County juvenile court system.  By training community volunteers to serve as fact-finders and speak for the children in court, children’s needs are met to ensure safety and permanency in their lives.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality

CASA for Kids of Washington County, PA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrates these qualities in its own operations, governance, management, and quality advocacy for children. Data on race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and disability is collected and reviewed for the children served to inform us about disproportionality and disparate outcomes.

We are committed to training staff, volunteers, and our governing body members to increase the awareness and understanding of issues relating to disproportionality and disparate outcomes within our local child welfare and court systems.

National CASA/GAL has created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Center which will be made available to all staff. The DEI Learning Center offers resources to encourage the network to reflect and identify ways to address racism, injustices, diversity, equity, engagement, and inclusion.