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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 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 Andrea Wilson at 256-399-0596 or awilson@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:

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

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CASA Advocate Leigh Twigg shares with us her “why” for becoming a CASA.

“My WHY for being a CASA…. Hearing the words, ‘Thank you for caring about me. I love you.’ Seeing big smiles and sparkling eyes when it’s a visit day. Feeling like I make a difference, even if it’s one child at a time.”

Thank you Leigh for going above and beyond for your CASA kids. You ARE the difference and we are so happy to have you on our team!
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CASA Advocate Leigh Twigg shares with us her “why” for becoming a CASA. 

“My WHY for being a CASA…. Hearing the words, ‘Thank you for caring about me. I love you.’ Seeing big smiles and sparkling eyes when it’s a visit day. Feeling like I make a difference, even if it’s one child at a time.” 

Thank you Leigh for going above and beyond for your CASA kids. You ARE the difference and we are so happy to have you on our team!

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Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of you!

We asked CASA Volunteer Blake why he chose to become a CASA. His response was “Several years ago I had the opportunity to go to Vietnam with a non-profit and work with orphan children on several different projects. As much as I would love to make that a permanent move, that just isn’t feasible. Last year I was introduced to CASA and realized the need for representation of children right here in our back yard. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that takes such pride in the responsibility needed for assisting those children.”

We are so thankful for Blake and all the hard work he puts in while also working a full time job. It takes dedication and passion to do both!
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We asked CASA Volunteer Blake why he chose to become a CASA. His response was “Several years ago I had the opportunity to go to Vietnam with a non-profit and work with orphan children on several different projects. As much as I would love to make that a permanent move, that just isn’t feasible. Last year I was introduced to CASA and realized the need for representation of children right here in our back yard. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that takes such pride in the responsibility needed for assisting those children.”

We are so thankful for Blake and all the hard work he puts in while also working a full time job. It takes dedication and passion to do both!
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