Agency Overview

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. 

We are building a permanent location for our program. The new building will be our office, training center, and place for volunteers to meet with their court-appointed children. This will be a space where kids feel safe, volunteers feel welcome, and our staff can effectively execute the mission. This warm, inviting location will provide a place of connection, healing, and normalcy to the lives of Jasper County children shattered by abuse and neglect. Efficient use of common areas and equipment will allow for both play and learning for all who use the facility. This new location for CASA will be powerful to our goal of an advocate for every child in foster care by 2024. The visible, accessible location will be a strong recruiting and fundraising asset. The location, vacant since the 2011 tornado, is close to the library, walking areas, and the Juvenile Court building.

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