Change a Child’s Story

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Mission

The mission of CASA of Autauga and Chilton Counties is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in our service area has a competent, caring volunteer appointed to advocate in court for the child’s best interest.

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Volunteer training and
continuing education

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Public awareness
efforts

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Legislative and
governmental advocacy

Leadership

Board of Directors

President
Jean Davis
Retired

Adam Stephenson
Warren Averett

Vice-President
Eric Alford
Smash My Trash

Honorable Kim Kervin
Autauga County Probate Judge

Secretary
Jendia Grissett
US Navy Community College

Treasurer
Staci Kelley
Warren Averett

11-min

Executive Director
Pam Tindal

Pam Tindal is the Executive Director of CASA of Autauga and Chilton Counties, Alabama. In this role, Tindal leads a team of trained community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates in the Juvenile Court system, where they advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.  Tindal is no stranger to child advocacy, having spent 18 years as a classroom teacher, 7 years as a school Principal, 6 years as a CASA volunteer, and 8 years working in the retail community as a community liaison to schools. She worked with families and communities to promote safety, health, literacy, parent education and community involvement in children’s lives, serving as a mentor teacher, faculty trainer and officer of district and state level Principal associations.  Tindal’s background in education, training, and community business development provided the perfect foundation for her current role as Executive Director for CASA of Autauga County.  To contact her, please email pam@alabamacasa.org or phone (334) 610-5962.

Our goal is to advocate for every vulnerable child in Autauga County.

History

1977
1977
In 1977, Judge David Soukup, a Seattle juvenile court judge, was concerned that there was too little information available to base life-changing decisions about the safety, permanency and well-being of children. To address this problem, he conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. A CASA pilot program was formed to recruit and train community volunteers based on Judge Soukup’s idea.
1982
1982
In 1982, the national CASA Association was established to direct CASA’s emerging national presence. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Read more about the history of the CASA movement.
1993–1997
1993–1997
On September 24, 1993, representatives from the then three local CASA programs (Jefferson, Madison, and Shelby) met and voted to establish a formal Alabama State CASA Network. As a result, the Alabama CASA Network, Inc. was incorporated in 1997.
Today
Today
CASA of Autauga County has been advocating for the well being of children since 2017.
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7 months ago
Autauga County CASA

CASA volunteers can help connect the dots
between various systems to ensure that information is
shared when appropriate, to get the best possible
outcomes for children and youth.
If you would like to support the children, youth and
families we serve as they navigate the new school year,
learn how you can become a CASA of Autauga and Chilton Counties volunteer by visiting www.autaugacasa.org.
#BacktoSchool #ChangeAChildsStory
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CASA volunteers can help connect the dots 
between various systems to ensure that information is 
shared when appropriate, to get the best possible 
outcomes for children and youth.
If you would like to support the children, youth and 
families we serve as they navigate the new school year, 
learn how you can become a CASA of Autauga and Chilton Counties volunteer by visiting www.autaugacasa.org.
#BacktoSchool #ChangeAChildsStory
8 months ago
Autauga County CASA

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SPEAKING UP FOR ALABAMA’S CHILDEN