Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO-CASA) will host a new volunteer training in Claremore starting in mid-August. The mission of CANO-CASA is to speak for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the courts of Northeastern Oklahoma. CANO-CASA recruits and supports quality volunteer representation for children with a goal to ensure each child is placed in a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

CANO-CASA’s work is vital for the health and well-being of children within the court system. In court proceedings involving abused and neglected children, CASA Volunteers provide an unbiased, child-focused point of view that is vital to help determine what situations will allow a child to thrive. In most cases, the children represented by CASA Volunteers have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

“Our training is thorough and vital to the success of our volunteers,” said Angela Henderson, Executive Director of CANO-CASA. “We set our volunteers up for success so they will be able to help the children who so desperately need it.”

If you are interested in changing a child’s story by volunteering, this training is for you. Training will take place over four Saturdays beginning August 17 and continuing August 24, September 7, and September 21. To register for the training, call the Claremore office at 918-923-7276.

Together we are speaking up for abused and neglected children throughout northeast Oklahoma.

Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma/CASA

Child Advocates of Northeastern Oklahoma is a CASA agency that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to be the “voice” for abused and neglected children in the judicial system.

With offices in Claremore and Miami, the organization supports CASA volunteers in five counties in northeastern Oklahoma – Rogers, Mayes, Craig, Ottawa, and Delaware Counties. The agency also serves the courts of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

Child Advocates of Northeastern Oklahoma is a member agency of the Ottawa County United Way.