These children need somebody to speak up for them
to ensure that they find their forever home.
You can Change a Child’s Story.
Constructing and furnishing the Jasper County CASA Training and Connection Center will create a comfortable, safe and welcoming space for CASA volunteers, staff, and the kids they serve. The total cost of the project is $1,000,000. As of January 1, 2022, the CASA Board, Staff, and Campaign Committee have reached their funding project goal.
Jasper County CASA is dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting our volunteers who take their time to be advocates for neglected and/or abused children of Jasper County. These children rely on volunteers to ensure that they are in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
CASA is the only organization empowering citizens to volunteer as appointed members of the court. CASA volunteers ensure regular contact, support, and advocacy for children in our community who have experienced abuse and neglect.
The children supported by CASA have often been abused or neglected. These are children who need a strong voice in their corner to ensure their needs are met, but also to find their forever home.
Donating to CASA ensures continued support for our growing community of volunteers and the children they serve. Supporting our local children in any way helps bring them closer to a save, loving, permanent home.
9,000 children are reported as abused or neglected every day in America. 500,000 children are in foster care or institutions every day. These numbers are staggering.
Jasper County CASA’s mission is to provide trained community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. We want to ensure that every child receives the best possible chance at a safe, permanent home.
CASA volunteers make a difference. Children who have a CASA volunteer on their side spend less time in the foster care system.
Visit our calendar to see our upcoming events.
Volunteers attend initial training sessions (a 30-hour training curriculum before being assigned their first case) which are held throughout the year. Both day and evening classes are available. Volunteers are also required to completed 12 hours of education annually.
Special events are held throughout the year to help raise community awareness and funds for our local children in need.
Additionally, you can listen to the National CASA Association‘s podcasts here.
David & Debra Humphreys
Jake & Courtney Mayberry
Nextar Media Charitable Foundation
Freeman Health System
Rick & Theresa Kenney
Missouri Eagle, LLC
Southwest Missouri Bank
Mike & Virginia Gray
Kevin Hamilton, Edward Jones
Joplin Transmission & Auto Center
U.S. Flooring Co.
Vowels & Stoven Wealth Management
Ryan & Amanda Stanley
Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizzaria
Missouri Southern State University
Leggett & Platt
A nonprofit, private, organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers who advocate for children in Jasper County who have experienced abuse or neglect.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a regular citizen who is specially trained and appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge to represent a child who has experienced neglect and/or abuse.
Each volunteer makes a commitment to remain on a case until the case is closed through reunification with a family member or kinship connection, adoption/guardianship, or “aging out” of the system.
Our volunteers typically follow one case (one child or sibling group), but it is possible to have two cases.
Yes! Children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate by their side spend an average of one year less in the foster care system than those without.
Of course! You can help raise awareness within your friend/family circles.
You can also support Jasper County CASA through a donation to ensure that we can maintain our growing volunteer community and can continue to serve the children in our community.
Jasper County CASA is part of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.