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Alabama Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — Speaking Up for Abused and Neglected Children

More than 14,000 of Alabama’s most vulnerable children are attending court hearings, adjusting to new homes and navigating the child welfare system every day. CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for the best interests of these children.

Our goal is to provide a dedicated CASA volunteer for every abused and neglected child to give them a voice and help them thrive in a safe and loving home. With your support, Together We Will achieve that goal. Learn how you can help.

Alabama Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — Speaking Up for Abused and Neglected Children

More than 14,000 of Alabama’s most vulnerable children are attending court hearings, adjusting to new homes and navigating the child welfare system every day. CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for the best interests of these children.

Our goal is to provide a dedicated CASA volunteer for every abused and neglected child to give them a voice and help them thrive in a safe and loving home. With your support, Together We Will achieve that goal. Learn how you can help.

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SPEAKING UP FOR ALABAMA’S CHILDREN

Nick Saban, head football coach for the University of Alabama, supports Alabama CASA volunteers who make a positive impact on the lives of abused and neglected children.

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Our October Volunteer Spotlight goes to Patti Joyner! Heres what Patti has to say about being a CASA:

"I am Patti Joyner. A Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Auburn Alum, Maker, Painter, Cook. We moved to Auburn in March 2018 where we intend to retire. I heard about CASA while volunteering, then eventually, serving on the board of Child Protect, a child advocacy center in Montgomery, AL. The was no CASA program in Montgomery County at the time, but I knew there was one in Lee County.

When we decided to make the move I signed up for the training. I was sworn in in October 2018. Once you become involved in child welfare there is just no turning back. These children pay a heavy price for the knuckle-headed decisions of others. They deserve better. They deserve a team of people who will advocate for them.

During training I read that as a CASA we are probably the only person in their lives that isn’t being paid to look after their best interests. They are always astonished that I would keep showing up for them even though I am not being compensated. It gives you some real credibility with a child whose heart has hardened because of the insecurity and chaos of the life they know. It can be frustrating but it is always gratifying work."

Thank you, Patti, for your commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve!
#LeeCountyCASA #ChangeaChildsStory #OctoberSpotlight #VolunteerSpotlight
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Our October Volunteer Spotlight goes to Patti Joyner! Heres what Patti has to say about being a CASA:

I am Patti Joyner. A Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Auburn Alum, Maker, Painter, Cook. We moved to Auburn in March 2018 where we intend to retire. I heard about CASA while volunteering, then eventually, serving on the board of Child Protect, a child advocacy center in Montgomery, AL. The was no CASA program in Montgomery County at the time, but I knew there was one in Lee County. 

When we decided to make the move I signed up for the training. I was sworn in in October 2018. Once you become involved in child welfare there is just no turning back. These children pay a heavy price for the knuckle-headed decisions of others. They deserve better. They deserve a team of people who will advocate for them.

During training I read that as a CASA we are probably the only person in their lives that isn’t being paid to look after their best interests. They are always astonished that I would keep showing up for them even though I am not being compensated. It gives you some real credibility with a child whose heart has hardened because of the insecurity and chaos of the life they know. It can be frustrating but it is always gratifying work.

Thank you, Patti, for your commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve!
#LeeCountyCASA #ChangeaChildsStory #OctoberSpotlight #VolunteerSpotlight

Are you ready to be the missing piece of the puzzle in the life of a child? 🧩

Visit alabamacasa.org/volunteer to find out how to get involved today.
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The Alabama CASA Network is excited to announce and welcome Pam Seidler as our incoming State Program Manager. Upon the retirement of current Program Manager Darla Evans at the end of 2021, Pam will assume the position and continue the legacy of excellent support to Alabama CASA programs across the state. Pam brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are excited to have her as a member of our team! Welcome Pam! #ChangeAChildsStory ... See MoreSee Less

The Alabama CASA Network is excited to announce and welcome Pam Seidler as our incoming State Program Manager.  Upon the retirement of current Program Manager Darla Evans at the end of 2021, Pam will assume the position and continue the legacy of excellent support to Alabama CASA programs across the state.  Pam brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are excited to have her as a member of our team!  Welcome Pam! #ChangeAChildsStory

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Congrats! This is awesome. Pam you are the best. You have taught me so much and have been the absolute best mentor any CASA could ask for!!!! Alabama CASA network is blessed beyond measure to have you!!!! And by the way, you look beautiful!! ❤️

Congratulations Pam so excited to have you on our team 💙

What a gift for Alabama CASA! Congratulations!

Congratulations, Pam, I am excited for you.

So exciting!! Congratulations Pam ❤️

What a WIN, WIN, WIN!!! Congrats, Pam!👏👏👏

Congratulations, proud of you

Congratulations Pam!

Congratulations Pam!!!

Congrats Pam !! So proud of you !!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Congratulations!!

Congratulations.

Welcome!!

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🌻🍂🍁 HELLO OCTOBER 🍁🍂🌻

For Alabama CASA, today marks the beginning of our new fiscal year. So, from all of our staff to you, Happy New CASA Year!!
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🌻🍂🍁 HELLO OCTOBER 🍁🍂🌻

For Alabama CASA, today marks the beginning of our new fiscal year. So, from all of our staff to you, Happy New CASA Year!!

“In the last four years we’ve had different judges, numerous parent aids, any number of social workers. Every time there’s a change, it’s like we start over again. The new person says, ‘Let’s try this with the mom.’ But I’ve been on this case from the beginning. I can say ‘We tried that two years ago, and it didn’t work.’ It’s been three years now, and these kids can’t wait any more.” - CASA VOLUNTEER

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“In the last four years we’ve had different judges, numerous parent aids, any number of social workers. Every time there’s a change, it’s like we start over again. The new person says, ‘Let’s try this with the mom.’ But I’ve been on this case from the beginning. I can say ‘We tried that two years ago, and it didn’t work.’ It’s been three years now, and these kids can’t wait any more.” - CASA VOLUNTEER

#changeachildsstory #alabamacasa #casa #iamforthechild #opioidabuse #opioidawareness #opioidcrisis

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This is so very true 😩

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YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

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Alabama CASA’s “call to action” is to engage communities and citizens across the state to be a difference maker. Our plan is to activate ambassadors to make a $10 a month commitment for a year. Proceeds will yield funds for local programs to enable volunteer recruitment, training and child advocacy awareness education that ultimately assists in serving abused, abandoned and neglected children.