Lift up a child’s voice.

A child’s life.™

These children need somebody to speak up for them

to ensure that they find their forever home.

You can change lives.

Children with a CASA volunteer are much

less likely to spend time in long-term foster care.

Join our fight to help them!

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 not needlessly passed around the system.

Learn about the many different ways that you

can become more involved.

With your help, we can make a difference.

CASA is the only organization that empowers citizens to volunteer as appointed members of the court.  Far too many children slip through the cracks of the social welfare system. With your help, that number can be reduced.

The children of CASA have often been abused or neglected. These are children that need a strong voice in their corner to ensure that they will not only have their needs met, but also find their forever home.

Donating to CASA ensures that we can support our community of volunteers and continue our efforts to ensure that every child’s needs are met. Supporting these children in any way helps bring them closer to a save, loving, home.

We are Court Appointed Special Advocates

(CASA) for Children

A volunteer-powered network of committed people who

believe society has a fundamental obligation to these children.

Who are we and what do we do?

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.

Our goal is to ensure that these numbers stop growing by appointing volunteers to be court appointed special advocates for children of abuse and/or neglect cases in the juvenile court.  CASA volunteers spend their time investigating, advocating for services, making fact-based recommendations, and being there for these children in need.

Our mission & history

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.

Events and Training

Visit our calendar to see our upcoming events.

Regular training sessions (volunteers go through a 30-hour training curriculum before being assigned their first case) are held throughout the year along with special events to help raise awareness and funds for these children in need.

Additionally, you can listen to the National CASA Association‘s podcasts here. If you are searching for the National CASA Association‘s webinars, please visit here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more common questions that people have.

What is Jasper County Casa?

A nonprofit, private, organization that 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.

What does volunteering entail?

A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a regular citizen who is specially trained and then appointed by the Juvenile Court judge to represent a child victim of neglect and/or abuse.

How long does a volunteer work on a case?

Each volunteer makes a commitment to remain on a case until the case is closed through reunification with a family, adoption, or “aging out” of the system.

What training is involved for a volunteer?

Volunteers will go through a 30-hour training curriculum provided by the National CASA Association.

How do I volunteer?

Visit here to review our volunteer requirements and sign up to become a volunteer.

How many cases will I have at one time?

Our volunteers follow one case (one child or sibling group), sometimes two.

Does being a Court Appointed Special Advocate work?

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.

I can't volunteer. Are there other ways for me to help?

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.

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.

Interested in learning more about Jasper County CASA?

Please visit our Contact Information page HERE, or fill out and submit the form below to have someone reach out to you soon. Thanks!