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You can help abused, neglected and abandoned children across the state by getting involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) network.



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When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA volunteer, to speak up for the best interests of the child in family court and other settings.

As a CASA volunteer, you will make a real difference for abused and neglected children by giving them a voice and providing a stable influence in their lives. You will serve as the eyes and ears of the court to promote the safety and well-being of children in the protective services system. To ensure you understand your role, special training and supervision will be provided before you are assigned a case.

Data shows that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer advocate are more likely to:

Find a safe, permanent home
Spend less time in foster care
Have fewer moves between foster placements
Do better in school
Receive the services they need
Avoid re-entry into foster care

CASA volunteers are positively impacting the lives of abused and neglected children.

What Do CASA Volunteer Advocates Do?

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Spending a significant amount of time with a child to build a relationship and gain his or her trust
  • Exploring all aspects of the child’s life and gather information from everyone involved, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons
  • Ensuring the child has access to needed services, i.e. medical, education and housing
  • Accompanying the child to court to advocate for their needs and rights
  • Providing a comprehensive picture of the child’s life to the judge when the case goes to court
  • Promoting safety and bringing a sense of urgency to the child’s needs
  • Committing to advocate for the child’s best interest until he or she reaches a safe, permanent home

CASA volunteer advocates must:

  • Be willing to commit several hours of your time each month for at least one year
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Participate in an in-depth training program
  • Participate in an in-service training
  • Pass criminal and DHR history background checks
  • Be over age 21

Take the First Step

Are you ready to speak up for children in need?
TOGETHER WE WILL improve the lives of
abused and neglected children in the Cheaha Region.

Other Opportunities

If you’re looking for ways to support CASA and the vulnerable children we serve, but aren’t in a position to become a volunteer advocate—don’t worry. There are several other ways you can help:

Become a non-advocate volunteer:
Creative ways to help your local CASA programs are endless and very welcome. Please contact our office if you are interested in volunteering as a non-advocate.

  • Help with administrative tasks in your local CASA office
  • Set up a luggage, gas card, or office supply drive
  • Assist with filing or data entry
  • Donate office space to a CASA program in your community
  • Volunteer to be on our events team
  • Make or purchase birthday and/or Valentine cards for CASA kids that your local program staff can deliver
  • Organize a “Blue Jeans” day at your office where employees pay $5 to wear jeans; proceeds go to CASA

Spread the word:

  • Share our website with family, friends and co-workers
  • Follow us on social media, and like and share our postings:

Make a financial contribution:
Your tax-deductible donation enables us to advocate for more children in need. There are several ways and opportunities to give:

  • Make an individual donation
  • Supplement your contribution with a matching gift from your employer
  • Donate in memory or honor of a family member or friend
  • Give a donation to commemorate a special event
  • Sponsor an Event
  • Make a recurring donation of $10/month

CASA of the Cheaha Region Sponsors

Our Supporters

We truly appreciate the corporations and foundations who support CASA of the Cheaha Region. Their continued generosity and commitment enable us to serve more children.

CASA Champion:


CASA Ambassadors:

Sunny King Automotive Group

CASA Sponsors:

ABS Business Systems, Inc.

Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama Teachers Credit Union

Ike & Carrie Brown

Climate Flow, LLC

Dunn’s HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical

Kiwanis Club of Anniston

Magical Wishes Travel, LLC

Washin’ Coin Laundry


CASA GEMs (Givers Every Month):

Darkhorse Saloon

Donny & Maegan Dunn

Andy & Brandie Green

Madison Hale

Megan Kutsch

Harold & Laura Tolbert

Dustin & Andrea Wilson

Allison Wise

We have made every effort to ensure our lists are complete and accurate.  If you have found an error or omission, please contact Laura Miller at 334-610-6559 or email

Careers with CASA of the Cheaha Region

CASA of the Cheaha Region provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, family care status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal and state laws.

Current Opportunities:

There are not currently any open career positions with CASA of Cheaha Region. Please, check back.

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When Aplha Xi Delta at Jacksonville State University planned their Blue and Gold Gala benefiting children experiening foster care and/or homelessness, Cheaha CASA was honored to be recognized as a worthy cause being the boots on the ground for those children!

Selling out the beautiful Merrill Hall’s 250 seats at JSU, Alpha Xi Delta held a silent auction over dinner to raise funds for children experiencing foster care or homelessness- an effort that they understand takes us all!

Thank you, Alpha Xi Delta, for taking action for our children who need immediate assistance that is bigger than any one of us can do alone. With their help, we can continue to provide advocates for children who simply need to know that they aren’t alone.
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So happy y’all came ❤️ blessed for everything CASA does!

Thank you Alpha Xi Delta at Jacksonville State!!! Alexandra Black 👍🏼

Proud Alpha Xi alum 💙💛 this cause is SO important and I’m so glad to see this chapter supporting a cause that deserves every ounce of the spotlight. Wish I could have been there!

Awesome cause and beautiful people ❤️

thank you for coming! Laura’s words were so moving to me and I’m grateful for everything y’all do!

Thank you so much for coming! We are honored to be able to help such a great cause!

Kirstyn Alexandra Cotton

We were honored to have y’all join us! We love our CASA friends and look forward to helping these awesome children in our community!

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Starting soon! Calhoun County DHR is currently seeking foster/adoptive parents. Free training for new foster parents will begin on October 10. Classes will be held each Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Please call Calhoun County DHR at 256-240-2110 for additional information. ... See MoreSee Less

It’s a beautiful day on hole 17 as the Championship Flight comes through Sunny King’s final day! It sure is difficult to follow up our friends at Ted’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring’s tent, but we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Thank you, Sunny King Charity Classic, for hosting a remarkable sense of community with this event, giving to CASA, and standing with us against child abuse!
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It’s a beautiful day on hole 17 as the Championship Flight comes through Sunny King’s final day! It sure is difficult to follow up our friends at Ted’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring’s tent, but we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Thank you, Sunny King Charity Classic, for hosting a remarkable sense of community with this event, giving to CASA, and standing with us against child abuse!Image attachmentImage attachment
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