About Tulsa CASA

What is CASA?

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system.  The CASA program was developed in Seattle by a judge who was plagued with the feeling that he did not have adequate information about the cases he was hearing.  There are now 955 CASA programs in cities across the United States. Oklahoma currently has 25 local CASA programs.

When did Tulsa CASA begin?

 Tulsa CASA was organized in 1985, incorporated in 1987 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Oklahoma corporation, and admitted as a Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) member agency in 1989. Tulsa CASA was originally sponsored by the Tulsa Section of the National Council of Jewish Women as part of NCJW’s commitment to youth and community service.  The Oklahoma Children’s Code specifically names CASA as the preferred method of providing guardians ad litem for abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers are charged to advocated for the best interests of the child [Okla. Statutes Title 10A, Sect. 1-4-306, to wit.] Tulsa CASA operates under agreements with the Tulsa County Juvenile Court.

How does CASA work with the Juvenile Court?

The juvenile “Deprived” docket is an integral part of the Tulsa County Juvenile District court. A child is assigned to this docket when a petition based on DHS confirmation of a report of abuse or neglect is filed with the court.  The large number of children under the auspices of the Juvenile Court makes it very difficult for any of the parties to the case to have direct contact with the child, or with those caring for and treating the child.  CASA volunteers are assigned to these cases.

What is the Tulsa CASA Mission Statement?

Tulsa CASA, as authorized by Oklahoma law, is organized to speak for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court.  We promote and support volunteer representation for the children in an effort to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Tulsa CASA, Inc. Privacy Policy

Tulsa CASA, Inc. is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. The following online privacy policy is intended to protect personal information (any information by which you can be identified) you provide to us online. In addition, Tulsa CASA, Inc. will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may periodically send you e-mail announcing news and event information. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from us as well.

No Sharing of Personal Information
Tulsa CASA, Inc. never sells, rents, leases or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. Tulsa CASA, Inc. assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this website will be kept confidential.

Security
Tulsa CASA, Inc. is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Tulsa CASA, Inc. employees who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our website is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by its visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our site. This information is only used for internal purposes by staff. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can still use the Tulsa CASA website if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

Contacting Us
If you have comments or questions about any of our policies or our website, please contact us at 918-584-2272. Our business hours are 8:30- 5:00 CST.

Our mailing address is:
700 S. Boston Ave. Ste. 230
Tulsa, OK 74119