Change A Child’s Story.™

These children need somebody to speak up for them

to ensure that they find their forever home.

You can Change a Child’s Story.

CASA Training & Connection Center

Lead Donors

Jasper County CASA Lead Donors

Support the CASA Campaign for the Future

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.

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 in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

Learn about the many ways you

can become involved.

You can Change a Child’s Story.

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.

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 We Are & What 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 who have experienced abuse and/or neglect in Jasper County and have a case in the juvenile court.  CASA volunteers spend their time investigating, advocating for services, making fact-based recommendations, and being a constant support 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 & Training

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.

Thank you to our 2022 Light of Hope Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

David & Debra Humphreys

Fostering Futures

Jake & Courtney Mayberry

Nextar Media Charitable Foundation

Freeman Health System

Child Advocate

Rick & Theresa Kenney

Mid-Missouri Bank

Missouri Eagle, LLC

Ozark Center

Southwest Missouri Bank

Mike & Virginia Gray


Arvest Bank

Kevin Hamilton, Edward Jones

Liberty Utilities

Joplin Transmission & Auto Center

U.S. Flooring Co.

Vowels & Stoven Wealth Management

Commerce Bank

Simmons Bank

Ryan & Amanda Stanley

In-Kind Sponsors

Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizzaria

Missouri Southern State University

Leggett & Platt


Frosted Cakerie


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jasper County CASA?

A nonprofit, private, organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers who advocate for children in Jasper County who have experienced abuse or neglect.

What does volunteering entail?

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.

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 member or kinship connection, adoption/guardianship, or “aging out” of the system.

What training is involved for a volunteer?

Volunteers will complete 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 typically follow one case (one child or sibling group), but it is possible to have two cases.

Does being a Court Appointed Special Advocate make an impact?

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 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.

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!