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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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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

What Do CASA Volunteers 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 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 the CASA of Autauga County office
  • Set up a luggage, gas card, or office supply drive
  • Assist with filing or data entry
  • 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

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

Spread the word:

  • Share our website with family, friends and co-workers
  • Follow us on social media, and like and share our postings:
  • Host a CASA Speaker for your company, community organization or school

Careers with CASA of Autauga County

CASA of Autauga County 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:
Currently, there are no vacancies at CASA of Autauga County.

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Tips to help your children feel heard:

👂Active listening is a good way to improve your communication with your child. It lets your child know you are interested in what she has to say.

👂Use Reflections to Show You’re Listening. Reflection is one way for you to show you are actively listening to your child. You can do this by making an effort to help sum up how you think they are feels.

👂It can be tempting to brush off our children’s problems, especially if we have had a bad day or if we are busy. But our children need to know that we are going to listen to them.

📞Call Now: 334-610-5962
💻Learn More: www.autaugacasa.org/
📨Contact Pam Tindal: pam@alabamacasa.org
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Tips to help your children feel heard:

👂Active listening is a good way to improve your communication with your child. It lets your child know you are interested in what she has to say.

👂Use Reflections to Show You’re Listening. Reflection is one way for you to show you are actively listening to your child. You can do this by making an effort to help sum up how you think they are feels.

👂It can be tempting to brush off our children’s problems, especially if we have had a bad day or if we are busy. But our children need to know that we are going to listen to them. 

📞Call Now: 334-610-5962 
💻Learn More: www.autaugacasa.org/ 
📨Contact Pam Tindal: pam@alabamacasa.org

🌎Children are one-third of our population and 100% of our future.

Our children are our future, our pride and joy. They come into this world as innocent babes, free of prejudices and preconceived notions.

All of the bad things that happen to them in their later years are due primarily to what they have been taught by adults. They tend to imitate and pattern themselves after the adults in their lives.

🤝Join us on our mission to spread awareness, and ensures that children and youth in the foster care system have both a voice and the services they need for a brighter future.

📞Call Now: 334-610-5962
💻Learn More: www.autaugacasa.org/
📨Contact Pam Tindal: pam@alabamacasa.org
... See MoreSee Less

🌎Children are one-third of our population and 100% of our future.

Our children are our future, our pride and joy. They come into this world as innocent babes, free of prejudices and preconceived notions.

All of the bad things that happen to them in their later years are due primarily to what they have been taught by adults. They tend to imitate and pattern themselves after the adults in their lives.

🤝Join us on our mission to spread awareness, and ensures that children and youth in the foster care system have both a voice and the services they need for a brighter future.

📞Call Now: 334-610-5962 
💻Learn More: www.autaugacasa.org/ 
📨Contact Pam Tindal: pam@alabamacasa.org

We raise awareness of the need for Court Appointed Special Advocates 👩‍⚖️ across our state and provide support, advice, resources, and oversight to maintain high-quality programs that serve children’s best interests.

🙌We advocate for legislation that benefits children in foster care and the CASA volunteers who work on their behalf.

📞Call Now: 334-610-5962
💻Learn More: www.autaugacasa.org/
📨Contact Pam Tindal: pam@alabamacasa.org
... See MoreSee Less

We raise awareness of the need for Court Appointed Special Advocates 👩‍⚖️ across our state and provide support, advice, resources, and oversight to maintain high-quality programs that serve children’s best interests. 

🙌We advocate for legislation that benefits children in foster care and the CASA volunteers who work on their behalf.

📞Call Now: 334-610-5962 
💻Learn More: www.autaugacasa.org/ 
📨Contact Pam Tindal: pam@alabamacasa.org
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