CASA of Tulare County speaks up for the innocent children who are victims of abuse and neglect—advocating for their safety and well-being by training community volunteers to represent their best interests and be their voice in court.
CASA of Tulare County is committed to the goal of providing a dedicated trained advocate for every innocent child entering the court dependency system. CASA will ensure that the child or youth’s basic physical and emotional needs are met and that he or she will have every opportunity available to succeed in school.
- Leadership: We listen and learn from our judges and stakeholders. We address the causes of challenges and mobilize resources to remedy challenges.
- Equity: We strive for equity and fair treatment of assigned children and youth and advocate in court to ensure best interests are addressed.
- Inclusiveness: We practice and champion inclusiveness in our organization. We honor diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all children served.
- Accountability: We serve as stewards for our community investors and honor the charitable intentions of our donors to meet current and future needs. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, service, and fiduciary responsibility.
It is CASA’s duty to promote the safety and well-being of the children we serve. We will protect children from abuse and from practices that are emotionally and physically damaging, disrespectful, degrading, dangerous, exploitive or intimidating.