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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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Volunteer

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 volunteers 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 the counties of
Jackson and Dekalb in the state of 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
  • Volunteer to be on our events team
  • 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

Spread the word:

  • Share our website with family, friends and co-workers
  • Follow us on social media, and like and share our postings:

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 of $10/month

CASA of North Sand Mountain Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor CASA of North Sand Mountain, please contact us at kelly@alabamacasa.org

 

Careers with CASA of North Sand Mountain

CASA of North Sand Mountain provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, family care status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal and state laws.

Current Opportunities:

CASA of North Sand Mountain currently has no vacancies.

 

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This #GivingTuesday, give hope to a child!

This #GivingTuesday, you can bring hope to a child. A child who has experienced abuse or neglect. A child who may be navigating foster care or the court system alone. A child who needs a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

At CASA of North Sand Mountain, our volunteers have tirelessly advocated for more than 250 children in Jackson and Dekalb Counties so far this year. We greatly appreciate your past and present generosity and are asking you to consider the gift of hope by supporting with any amount today.

Please help us bring the care and compassion of a CASA volunteer to more children in need by making a gift today at casaofnorthsandmountain.org/donate/#donate
or mail your gift to 304 S. Market St. Ste. 200 Scottsboro AL 35768
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This #GivingTuesday, give hope to a child!

This #GivingTuesday, you can bring hope to a child. A child who has experienced abuse or neglect. A child who may be navigating foster care or the court system alone. A child who needs a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). 

At CASA of North Sand Mountain, our volunteers have tirelessly advocated for more than 250 children in Jackson and Dekalb Counties so far this year. We greatly appreciate your past and present generosity and are asking you to consider the gift of hope by supporting with any amount today.

Please help us bring the care and compassion of a CASA volunteer to more children in need by making a gift today at https://casaofnorthsandmountain.org/donate/#donate
or mail your gift to 304 S. Market St. Ste. 200 Scottsboro AL 35768

Thank you Life Chapel, Brittany Hunter the children's ministry leader , CASA Board members Jonathan and Amanda Phillips. Jon spoke a little about CASA’s mission And wanted the kids to know how they helped with the gifts and that there are kids out there that need love and support that might go to school with them. Also to encourage the grown ups to get involved too. The church prayed for CASA as an agency and for the kids. ~ Thank you all for the continuing support and for the gifts so we can give our CASA children a fun Christmas party!
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Thank you Life Chapel, Brittany Hunter the childrens ministry leader , CASA Board members Jonathan and Amanda Phillips. Jon spoke a little about CASA’s mission And wanted the kids to know how they helped with the gifts and that there are kids out there that need love and support that might go to school with them. Also to encourage the grown ups to get involved too. The church prayed for CASA as an agency and for the kids. ~ Thank you all for the continuing support and for the gifts so we can give our CASA children a fun Christmas party! 
#casaofnorthsandmountain #changeachildsstory #Holidays #hope #children

Kelly Klein, CASA Director spoke to the Fort Payne Lions Club Tuesday Night. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children going through the judicial system in DeKalb County. Please visit their Facebook Page CASA of North Alabama or messenger Kelly Longcore Klein if you would like to help with the CASA Christmas Party for the children they serve. Or visit their website Home casaofnorthsandmountain.org. Pictured are Lions Steve Eberhart, Cynthia Hancock, Kelly Klein, Lions Sarah Buffy, and Todd Greeson. ... See MoreSee Less

Kelly Klein, CASA Director spoke to the Fort Payne Lions Club Tuesday Night. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children going through the judicial system in DeKalb County. Please visit their Facebook Page CASA of North Alabama or messenger Kelly Longcore Klein if you would like to help with the CASA Christmas Party for the children they serve. Or visit their website Home casaofnorthsandmountain.org. Pictured are Lions Steve Eberhart, Cynthia Hancock, Kelly Klein, Lions Sarah Buffy, and Todd Greeson.
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