Court Appointed Special Advocate: Appointed by Judges to be the voice for an abused & neglected child within the legal custody of the state.
"To give a child a CASA Volunteer
is to give them a voice.
To give them a voice
is to give them hope, and to give them
hope is to give them the world.
I believe with all my heart."
—Pamela, former foster child
REPORT CHILD ABUSE IMMEDIATELY!
Everyone should report suspected child abuse and neglect to the appropriate authorities as soon as possible.
IF THE CHILD IS IN IMMINENT DANGER - call 911.
If it not an emergency, call the State of Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division at 541-757-5019 or 866-303-4643. These are dedicated child abuse hotlines available Monday through Friday, between 8am - 5pm PST.
After hours call local law enforcement:
Benton County Sheriff 541-766-6858
Corvallis Police Dept 541-766-6925
Philomath Police Dept 541-929-6911
Any reasonable suspicion of abuse should be reported; it is NOT the reporters responsibility to prove it.
A report is a request for an assessment of the child's well-being.
A Child Protective Service (CPS) worker or law enforcement officer is responsible for investigating and determination of abuse.
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