Is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that actively identifies quality volunteers from around our community to speak up for the best interests of every abused and neglected child in our Dependency Court system. Our staff provides all the initial and ongoing training that volunteer advocates need to feel confident in their role and offer constant support and encouragement through each step of the process. Together, advocates and staff work to ensure children find a safe, loving, and forever home as quickly as possible.
Cowlitz County Child Advocates is a powerful voice representing the best interest of children who are subject to child welfare and court intervention due to abandonment, abuse, or neglect. CCCA strives to ensure each child has a volunteer Guardian ad Litem to advocate for the child’s unique physical, educational, cultural, and religious needs and to promote maintenance of familiar relationships and permanency.
DEI Statement –Commitment to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CCCA is committed to implement advocacy in a manner that promotes efforts to overcome inequities, increase access and opportunities, and to serve all with empathy, courage, and humility. CCCA strives to celebrate all perspectives and to create space for growth and healing to help children and families thrive. CCCA is dedicated to advancing our efforts to build a more diverse volunteer base; giving a child an advocate whose culture, race, and ethnicity is reflective of their own is powerful and the kind of impact CCCA desires to achieve.
CCCA maintains a non-discriminatory policy that extends to all employment practices. This policy states that CCCA does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, religious affiliation, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable law. All staff, volunteers, and board members must uphold this policy for legal obligations, but also as part of our organization’s efforts to honor all persons.