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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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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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