Diversity Initiatives

Crawford County CASA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrates these qualities in its own operations, governance, management, and quality advocacy for children. Data on race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and disability is collected and reviewed for the children served to inform us about disproportionality and disparate outcomes.

We are committed to training staff, volunteers, and our governing body members to increase the awareness and understanding of issues relating to disproportionality and disparate outcomes within our local child welfare and court systems.

National CASA/GAL has created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Center which will be made available to all staff. The DEI Learning Center offers resources to encourage the network to reflect and identify ways to address racism, injustices, diversity, equity, engagement, and inclusion.

For staff, access the DEI Learning Center here.

“All young people, regardless of what they look like, which religion they follow, who they love, or the gender they identify with, deserve the chance to dream and grow in a loving, permanent home.”

- President Obama, National Foster Care Month 2015 Presidential Proclamation

We stand with those who are protesting against systemic racism in the U.S. There’s much work to be done. Crawford County CASA understands that change starts from the inside out. As leaders for children, we recognize we have a duty to play a part in dismantling systemic racism.

Below is a list of resources curated by the CASA network to help individuals learn and take action: