Court Appointed Special Advocates work to ensure that the best interests of the child are being represented in the courtroom. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Oasis Shelter Home, Incorporated, is an emergency shelter for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Oasis was founded as a result of a grass roots effort dedicated to establishing a haven for victims of family violence in Curry County, Oregon, population 22,000. The mission of Oasis states: “Through shelter, advocacy, and education, we empower victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and resulting homelessness, to achieve a life free from abuse.
The Network is an organization comprised of Member Centers throughout the State of Oregon. It is our mission to provide a collaborative network of child abuse intervention centers working together to ensure quality, comprehensive services to provide Oregon’s children the best possible opportunity to grow up healthy and safe. The Network is an Accredited State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance and partners with local, regional, and national partners on issues that impact our response to child abuse victims in Oregon.