Ohio CASA is committed to the safety and well-being of children, and in order to provide ongoing support to families in need, it is important for us to ensure the safety of our volunteers and program staff. Together with local programs throughout the state, Ohio CASA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 26th Annual Celebrate Kids! Conference as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

We look forward to providing virtual training offerings over the coming months, and will share more details as they become available.

*New update – 7/6/2020*

Award nominations for the 2020 Celebrate Kids! Conference are now open. Although the conference is canceled this year, we find it especially important to honor and showcase the amazing work our volunteers do each and every day!

(Please note that the award winners will receive free registration and lodging at the 2021 Celebrate Kids! Conference)

2020 Attorney of the Year Award

2020 Mary Ellen Social Work Award

2020 Pro Star Volunteer of the Year Award

2020 Rising Star Volunteer of the Year Award



Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this year’s Celebrate Kids! Conference:

Thank you to our 2019 Celebrate Kids! Conference sponsors: Casey Family Programs, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Supreme Court of Ohio