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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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If you have been waiting to make a difference…. NOW is the time!!! There is a child waiting for you!!!
Become a CASA volunteer advocate!!!
Call Us or Text “Change a Child’s Story” to 205)478-8389
#volunteeryourheart
#CASAofNorthSandMountain
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If you have been waiting to make a difference…. NOW is the time!!!  There is a child waiting for you!!! 
Become a CASA volunteer advocate!!!
Call Us or Text “Change a Child’s Story” to 205)478-8389 
#volunteeryourheart 
#CASAofNorthSandMountain

We are CASA!!! Did you know CASA’s make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Did you know our volunteers are just like YOU? Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a child's best interest in court.
If you live in Jackson or Dekalb County You can join our next volunteer advocate training in October by reserving your seat now!!!
Text CHANGE A CHILDS STORY to (205)478-8389 space is limited so don’t wait!!
#CASAofNorthSandMountain
#BetheCHANGE #Volunteer #ChangeAChildsStory
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We are CASA!!!  Did you know CASA’s make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Did you know our volunteers are just like YOU? Each volunteer is appointed by a judge to advocate for a childs best interest in court.
If you live in Jackson or Dekalb County You can join our next volunteer advocate training in October by reserving your seat now!!! 
Text    CHANGE A CHILDS STORY to (205)478-8389 space is limited so don’t wait!!
#CASAofNorthSandMountain 
#BetheCHANGE #Volunteer #ChangeAChildsStory
1 week ago
CASA of North Sand Mountain

The first Annual Wiffle ball Tournament exceeded our expectations!!! Huge thank you to Sarah Phillips Chamlee for her energy to pull off such a fun and eventful day!!
Another shout out to all of our sponsors, donations to the concession and for all of the raffle prize!!!
And to the Fyffe Lady Devils, coaches, parents and players… we could not have pulled this off without each one of you!!!
I’d also like to say how blown away I am by the seance of community that comes from Fyffe Alabama!!! At every turn someone asked what they could help with, do for us and most importantly respect to eachother is by far the most amazing act I have ever participated in!!!
We are thrilled to say we look forward to next year!!!
Again THANK YOU ALL for loving all of our children and your support of your CASA program and the Lady Devils!!
#Togetherwewill
#ChangeaChildsStory
#CASAofNorthSandMountain
To learn more about becoming an advocate for abused and neglected children or to donate please go to our website at www.casaofnorthsandmountain.org
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