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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 programs 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 Alabama.

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
  • 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

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 or set up “round up” giving

Spread the word:

  • Share our website with family, friends and co-workers
  • Follow us on social media, and like and share our postings:
  • Invite Alabama CASA to speak at your civic club, your company, community organization or school

Past Corporate Supporters of the Alabama CASA Network

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Today is #MeetTheMissionMonday and we want to introduce you to our mission at CASA. We strive to advocate for children facing abuse or neglect and continue to empower our programs to support these children. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #MeetTheMissionMonday and we want to introduce you to our mission at CASA. We strive to advocate for children facing abuse or neglect and continue to empower our programs to support these children.

1 in 7 children experienced abuse or neglect this past year. That is 1 in 7 to many. Become a CASA volunteer today, and be part of the solution too decreasing this number. ... See MoreSee Less

1 in 7 children experienced abuse or neglect this past year. That is 1 in 7 to many. Become a CASA volunteer today, and be part of the solution too decreasing this number.

This time of year we are all going out of our way to make a bit of a difference in the world. There’s no better time than now to sign up to become a CASA volunteer. You can be the difference maker in the life of a child in desperate need of someone like you. ... See MoreSee Less

This time of year we are all going out of our way to make a bit of a difference in the world. There’s no better time than now to sign up to become a CASA volunteer. You can be the difference maker in the life of a child in desperate need of someone like you.

Many families are looking forward to gathering with families this holiday season. Imagine what it is like for children placed in foster care – finding themselves in a new home or new school as they cope with the trauma of abuse or neglect. Sadly, thousands of children will not be at home this holiday season with the only family they know.

Today is #GivingTuesday, and this season, you can give the gift of a CASA volunteer to a child who needs one. Make a gift today.

❤️ Give today at alabamacasa.org/donate

#alabamacasa #iamforthechild #changeachildsstory
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Many families are looking forward to gathering with families this holiday season. Imagine what it is like for children placed in foster care – finding themselves in a new home or new school as they cope with the trauma of abuse or neglect. Sadly, thousands of children will not be at home this holiday season with the only family they know.

Today is #GivingTuesday, and this season, you can give the gift of a CASA volunteer to a child who needs one. Make a gift today.

❤️ Give today at alabamacasa.org/donate 

#alabamacasa #iamforthechild #changeachildsstory

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for every single person who supports our mission day in and day out. ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for every single person who supports our mission day in and day out.
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