Congratulations Tulsa CASA, Inc.! -- 2020 Champion of Children's Health Award Winner

Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to speak to the best interests of abused and neglected children in the the court system. CASA volunteers serve just one case at a time and provide the court with critical information about the child's situation and mental health, advocating for medical, emotional, physical, and educational needs. Children with a CASA receive more medical and mental health services, do better in school and are less likely to re-enter foster care. In 2019, 201 CASA volunteers served on 232 juvenile court cases and helped 448 children in Tulsa County. The Tulsa CASA program was the first program in the state to develop and implement a "Baby CASA" program on the Safe Babies Court Team. Today, Tulsa CASA serves on 100 percent of the cases on two dockets, providing critical early intervention and impressive outcomes for babies in need. In a national study, babies in Tulsa CASA Court cases were finding permanent, loving homes faster than anywhere else in the country.

Congratulations Tulsa CASA, Inc.! -- 2020 Champions of Health Award Winner