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Mission

The mission of CASA of Autauga County is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Autauga County 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
Adam Stephenson
Warren Averett

Eric Alford
Smash My Trash

Vice-President
Kim Kervin
Autauga County Probate Judge

Katie Furr
Prattville Christian Academy

Secretary/Treasurer
Kerissa Grigsby
Montgomery Cancer Center

Jean Davis
Community Advocate

11-min

Executive Director
Pam Tindal

Pam Tindal is the Executive Director of CASA of Autauga County, 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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3 weeks ago
Autauga County CASA

The sfollowing story is shared from a sister CASA program in another part of Alabama. CASA of Autauga County has children like “Luke” who need volunteers who stand in the gap like “Mrs. Sharon”. Call today to find out how you can become a volunteer! (334)610- 5962

This little guy has spent a lot of time growing up in foster care. Though he’s finally in a wonderful home that is on track to keep him forever, the “system” has essentially been his family for a couple years. So, when it came time for Grandparent’s Day at school, Luke needed a “grandparent” like all the other children. Except Luke’s life hasn’t been like all the other children.

A grandparent must be defined as someone consistent; someone who will fight for you. Someone who turns the other cheek when you have that third piece of candy, but teaches you values along the way. A grandparent is someone who never gives up on you; it’s someone who is concerned how well you’re really brushing your teeth. A grandparent is someone that aways shows up; it’s someone that you can count on. A grandparent does hard things with you; a grandparent mourns with you, wishes with you, and dreams with you.

On Grandparents Day, at two precious foster parent’s and an even sweeter little boy’s request, one CASA blended in with all the Grannys, Mimis, Nanas, and Lovies in this elementary school for a little guy who recognized that his life may not always have had people filling traditional roles, but it has had consistency. It has had someone who has never left him, and that person is a CASA volunt… errrr, grandparent today.

Thanks to judges who continuously believe in what we do, donors, board members, associates, attorneys, social workers, and staff members like Cynthia Shaw Brown that lead wonderful advocates like Sharon Morgan Finch, we can make the difference.
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The sfollowing story is shared from a sister CASA program in another part of Alabama. CASA of Autauga County has children like “Luke” who need volunteers who stand in the gap like “Mrs. Sharon”. Call today to find out how you can become a volunteer! (334)610- 5962

This little guy has spent a lot of time growing up in foster care. Though he’s finally in a wonderful home that is on track to keep him forever, the “system” has essentially been his family for a couple years. So, when it came time for Grandparent’s Day at school, Luke needed a “grandparent” like all the other children. Except Luke’s life hasn’t been like all the other children. 

A grandparent must be defined as someone consistent; someone who will fight for you. Someone who turns the other cheek when you have that third piece of candy, but teaches you values along the way. A grandparent is someone who never gives up on you; it’s someone who is concerned how well you’re really brushing your teeth. A grandparent is someone that aways shows up; it’s someone that you can count on. A grandparent does hard things with you; a grandparent mourns with you, wishes with you, and dreams with you. 

On Grandparents Day, at two precious foster parent’s and an even sweeter little boy’s request, one CASA blended in with all the Grannys, Mimis, Nanas, and Lovies in this elementary school for a little guy who recognized that his life may not always have had people filling traditional roles, but it has had consistency. It has had someone who has never left him, and that person is a CASA volunt… errrr, grandparent today. 

Thanks to judges who continuously believe in what we do, donors, board members, associates, attorneys, social workers, and staff members like Cynthia Shaw Brown that lead wonderful advocates like Sharon Morgan Finch, we can make the difference.
4 weeks ago
Autauga County CASA

This post is shared by Deborah Keehn:

Hello Ladies every year the 2nd week of September Mary & Martha shares a Ministry called Week of Encouragement. We are encouraged to join with a ministry in our area to provide them with an item from our company that they could use in their ongoing ministry. We ask for sponsors to purchase/donate to these ministries and we pay the shipping and tax. I would love for you to help me reach my goal to provide as many Hug A Heart Bears to my ministry CASA- COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES OF AUTAUGA COUNTY

🙏I AM TAKING PRE-ORDERS NOW thru the 19th please message me if you will purchase or donate a Hug A Heart Bear. There is a child in your community that needs to know they are loved. This cuddly Bear is wanting to give them a hug. I sincerely Thank You for your help.✍🏻

DID YOU KNOW? There are 14,000+ abused or neglected children in Alabama foster care

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — Speaking Up for Abused and Neglected Children

There are vulnerable children in Autauga County who are attending court hearings, adjusting to new homes and navigating the child welfare system every day. CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for the best interests of these children.

Our goal is to provide a dedicated CASA volunteer for every abused and neglected child to give them a voice and help them thrive in a safe and loving home. Together We Will achieve that goal.🙏
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This post is shared by Deborah Keehn:

Hello Ladies every year the 2nd week of September Mary & Martha shares a Ministry called Week of Encouragement. We are encouraged to join with a ministry in our area to provide them with an item from our company that they could use in their ongoing ministry.  We ask for sponsors to purchase/donate to these ministries and we pay the shipping and tax. I would love for you to help me reach my goal to provide as many Hug A Heart Bears to my ministry CASA-  COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES OF AUTAUGA COUNTY

🙏I AM TAKING PRE-ORDERS NOW thru the 19th please message me if you will purchase or donate a Hug A Heart Bear. There is a child in your community that needs to know they are loved. This cuddly Bear is wanting to give them a hug. I sincerely Thank You for your help.✍🏻

DID YOU KNOW? There are 14,000+ abused or neglected children in Alabama foster care

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — Speaking Up for Abused and Neglected Children

There are vulnerable children in Autauga County who are attending court hearings, adjusting to new homes and navigating the child welfare system every day. CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for the best interests of these children.

Our goal is to provide a dedicated CASA volunteer for every abused and neglected child to give them a voice and help them thrive in a safe and loving home. Together We Will achieve that goal.🙏

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