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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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Volunteer

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

If you would like to sponsor CASA of Montgomery County, please contact us at lmiller@alabamacasa.org

 

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:

Volunteer Coordinator, CASA of the Cheaha Region

 

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It's that time! Our next training begins on Sunday, September 12th from 2-4PM in our Anniston office. Do you want to take the first step in becoming a volunteer advocate for children in our foster care system? Registration is required to attend this training. Please register by visiting our website, CheahaCASA.org, and filling out the contact information under the "volunteer" tab. We look forward to making a difference with you soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time! Our next training begins on Sunday, September 12th from 2-4PM in our Anniston office. Do you want to take the first step in becoming a volunteer advocate for children in our foster care system? Registration is required to attend this training. Please register by visiting our website, CheahaCASA.org, and filling out the contact information under the volunteer tab. We look forward to making a difference with you soon!

The call for applications of the full time position of Advocate Coordinator will be closing in seven days. Please see the “jobs” tab on our page for position requirements and how to submit your resume. ... See MoreSee Less

The call for applications of the full time position of Advocate Coordinator will be closing in seven days. Please see the “jobs” tab on our page for position requirements and how to submit your resume.

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Ok fine, I’ll apply 😂 im kidding, I’m not qualified. But I SO would if I was!! ❤️

1 month ago
CASA of the Cheaha Region

Cheaha CASA received the brightest visit today from Julie Couch on behalf of the Alabama Power Service Organization. This organization absolutely understands the importance of service and bettering the lives of the children within the community. With a generous donation, APSO has enabled us to increase our efforts specifically for the children victim of child abuse in St. Clair county. Thank you, APSO, for giving us more resources to be successful advocates for St. Clair county’s foster children and standing with us against child abuse! You are making the difference! ... See MoreSee Less

Cheaha CASA received the brightest visit today from Julie Couch on behalf of the Alabama Power Service Organization. This organization absolutely understands the importance of service and bettering the lives of the children within the community. With a generous donation, APSO has enabled us to increase our efforts specifically for the children victim of child abuse in St. Clair county.  Thank you, APSO, for giving us more resources to be successful advocates for St. Clair county’s foster children and standing with us against child abuse! You are making the difference!

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It was such a joy getting to spend sometime with you ladies today! I look forward to seeing what the future holds! Thank you for all that you do! ❤️

Love CASA and all these awesome women pictured! ❤️

That’s my sweet Julie Laura Miller!

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