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a non-profit child advocacy program

court advocates for children

Court Advocates for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit child advocacy organization serving the abused, neglected, and abandoned children ages birth to eighteen years in Kittitas County since 1985.

Our Values

It is our mission is to provide trained independent volunteers who promote and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the justice system of Kittitas County.

Our vision is a community that is aware of and committed to the efforts of Court Advocates to secure safe, permanent, and loving homes for abused and neglected children in Kittitas
County.

collaboration

We collaborate with the national association, state association, community partners, and other stakeholders to carry out our mission effectively and creatively. We see each other as allies on whom we can rely for support.

integrity

We are committed to being responsive, respectful, honest, fair, and humane. We generate trust through reliability and commitment.

service

We believe that each employee, volunteer, and board member have an integral role to play in delivering excellent service to our network (national and state organizations, donors, and community partners) and the children we serve. We listen and respond to the needs of our network, the children we serve, and each other.

stewardship

We operate from a common purpose, doing what is best for the organization, our network, and the stakeholders. We are faithful to our mission, vision, and values. Careful and responsible management of all the financial and human resources we have been
entrusted to use to advance the mission of the organization.

court advocates for children’s team

board of directors

Court Advocates for Children program upholds the credibility, integrity, and dignity of the CASA mission by conducting all business in an honest, fair, professional, and compassionate manner. Recognizing and respecting the sensitive nature of the work, the program maintains the highest confidentiality.

Dedication to a common mission drives our conduct.

Deanna utley

President

bill devany

vice president

brett wachsmith

treasurer

debbie cernick

secretary

debra schmit

casa liaison

Dan Hansberry

Board member

brian brennan

board member

laurel gorham

board member

michele wurl

board member

patrick garmong

board member

staff

Sandra BAnkston

Executive Director

sarah read

communication & Development coordinator

Kendra funk

advocate coordinator

jamie samuelson

advocate/training coordinator

our history

Court Advocates for Children has been advocating for abused and neglected children in Kittitas County since 1985.

It is our mission to provide trained independent volunteers who promote and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the justice system of Kittitas County.

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We understand you might have lots of questions regarding our program. Here you will find some of the more frequently asked questions.

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job openings

ADVOCATE COORDINATOR.

The Advocate Coordinator coordinates the delivery of direct advocacy services to assigned foster children through the management of Volunteer Advocates. The Advocate Coordinator will coach each assigned advocate in the provision of their duties ensuring adherence to the Volunteer Advocate job description and core duties.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION


Court Advocates for Children is part of the national CASA organization, which provides standards and support to a network of programs.