RICHLAND COUNTY CASA'S MISSION STATEMENT
To advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Richland County Family Court by providing quality volunteer and legal representation to ensure every child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
RICHLAND COUNTY CASA’S DIVERSITY STATEMENT
As the organization that advocates for any child referred by the Family Court in Richland County, South Carolina, Richland County CASA is committed to understanding and honoring the diversity of the families from which they come. Here, while racial and ethnic differences may be most evident, we also recognize diversity in socioeconomic status, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical and mental ability, and viewpoints.
We believe that a child can be best served by a CASA volunteer who is culturally competent and who has personal experience in the child’s own culture. It is also important that CASA volunteers be able to communicate sensitively with children and their families in order to communication children’s needs to the court. For these reasons, we believe it in the best interest of children to have program staff, volunteers and board members who reflect the characteristics of the population served. We intend not merely to state this commitment in writing, but to make it readily apparent in Richland County CASA’s hiring practices, volunteer recruitment and training, Board appointments, public outreach, and in each person’s everyday actions on behalf of abused and neglected children. Richland County CASA fully endorses the principles and goals outlined in the National CASA diversity policy.Knock Knock video