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The mission of CASA of the Cheaha Region is to be the voice for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. Our Vision is to serve every child in the Cheaha Region by providing them with a caring and competent trained volunteer.

CASA of the Cheaha Region

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Cheaha Region will provide abused, neglected or abandoned children with a highly trained volunteer to advocate for the child’s best interest before family courts in the counties of St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun in the State of Alabama. Our volunteers will be recruited, screened and trained by paid staff. Our staff and volunteers will then work in conjunction with the judges, lawyers, and social workers to help ensure children receive appropriate care and support while navigating the court, child welfare, and foster care systems.


Volunteer training and
continuing education


Public awareness


Legislative and
governmental advocacy

CASA of the Cheaha Region serves 3 of 21 counties in the state of Alabama that assist abused and neglected children in their communities.

You can help Change A Child’s Story by volunteering with CASA of the Cheaha Region


In 1977, Judge David Soukup, a Seattle juvenile court judge, was concerned that there was too little information available to base life-changing decisions about the safety, permanency and well-being of children. To address this problem, he conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. A CASA pilot program was formed to recruit and train community volunteers based on Judge Soukup’s idea.
In 1982, the national CASA Association was established to direct CASA’s emerging national presence. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Read more about the history of the CASA movement.
On September 24, 1993, representatives from the then three local CASA programs (Jefferson, Madison, and Shelby) met and voted to establish a formal Alabama State CASA Network. As a result, the Alabama CASA Network, Inc. was incorporated in 1997.
Today, CASA of the Cheaha Region has over 70 volunteers. In 2023, we served 360 children that were victims of child abuse or neglect.


Board of Directors 2023

Board Chairperson
Andrew Green

Chief Marcus Wood

Board Treasurer
Jeremy Slayton

Board Secretary

Outgoing Chair
Cheryl Bragg

CASA of The Cheaha Region Staff


Executive Director
Laura Miller
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Assistant Director
Cynthia Brown
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Advocate Coordinator
Shay Campbell
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Advocate Coordinator
Katy Hurst
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Help us make a difference in our community! We are collecting hygiene items to give to CASA, an organization that helps abused and neglected children

Please bring new, unopened items from the list below to Chick-fil-A Oxford Exchange April 22-24, 2024 and we'll give you a digital offer card for a free menu item:

•Diapers and Wipes
•Baby Wash
•Body Wash

Thank you for helping us care for our community ❤️
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It’s a beautiful day for Alpha Xi Delta’s Pickleball Classic benefiting our community’s children victim to abuse and neglect. We are honored they have chosen CASA to pour their time, energy, and passion into. Come join us at JSU’s tennis courts! ... See MoreSee Less

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