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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

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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We are shouting a big thank you AGAIN to this group for their donation! These men and women do some fantastic work in our community, and we are thrilled to have their support. Mount Cheaha Chapter Punishers, thank you for standing with us against child abuse! Do you have a business or group that can help? Let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

We are shouting a big thank you AGAIN to this group for their donation! These men and women do some fantastic work in our community, and we are thrilled to have their support. Mount Cheaha Chapter Punishers, thank you for standing with us against child abuse! Do you have a business or group that can help? Let us know!

Back to school means more stability for children in the welfare system. How can we help our foster children thrive in school? Providing children under the Court’s supervision or DHR’s custody a CASA volunteer greatly increases their success in school!Children and youth who have experienced abuse or neglect, and are currently in the child welfare system, may reenter schools after a significant period of remote learning, or enter a new school with higher levels of stress and uncertainty. But this is also a time for these children and youth to be excited about reconnecting with stability, as they look forward to seeing their friends, teachers and staff, and return to their extra-curricular activities.

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Back to school means more stability for children in the welfare system. How can we help our foster children thrive in school? Providing children under the Court’s supervision or DHR’s custody a CASA volunteer greatly increases their success in school!

One of the biggest risks for our older youth in care is aging out without permanency. There are children who age out with no place to go. Consider this morning what difference a caring, consistent volunteer would make to the life of an older teen to influence their path, and visit cheahaCASA.org to apply to help tear this highway to the ground!Please share this, people need to know.

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One of the biggest risks for our older youth in care is aging out without permanency. There are children who age out with no place to go. Consider this morning what difference a caring, consistent volunteer would make to the life of an older teen to influence their path, and visit cheahaCASA.org to apply to help tear this highway to the ground!
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