Jasper County CASA
Joplin, MO | http://www.jascocasa.org
Jasper County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was formed in 2018 by 2 volunteers to support and advocate for children who have been abused and neglected and are in foster care. We are a non-profit with an active and involved Board of Directors, strong community support, and the most amazing volunteers imaginable. Our mission is to recruit, train, and support volunteers (CASAs), with the ultimate goal of helping children find a safe, permanent home. Giving a child a CASA provides them a compassionate, consistent, and trusted adult who cares, listens, and puts the child’s interests before all others. CASAs help abused children heal and thrive. Since we started training in January 2019, we have trained 64 volunteers who are advocating for 137 children. Our Board has set the goal of having a CASA for every child by 2024 - a very big goal as there are over 450 children in foster in our county.