We advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the court. We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to provide quality advocacy to as many children as we can.
Bottom Line for Portland
We served 1,039 children this year—one-third of the 3,000 children in foster care in Multnomah, Washington and Columbia counties. These children received a court-appointed special advocate who spoke up for their best interests, fought for the services they needed, and helped find them a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
“You’re there, you’re a constant. You communicate with the case workers, with the foster parent, with the therapist and the teachers. You live and breathe it, being a part of these kids’ lives and wanting the best for them.” —CASA volunteer Susan Logan