CASA of the 16th Judicial District is a non-profit organization, which advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. Based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe and permanent home, CASA works in the court system through trained volunteers, in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocates and represent the child in juvenile court.
We provide screened, trained and supervised volunteers who speak up for the needs of children, one child at a time. CASA volunteers, each as an independent voice, advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings.
Five children in the United States die from abuse or neglect EACH DAY. Our advocates are appointed by a juvenile judge to ensure that the neglect that has been inflicted on them by their caregivers does not continue at the hands of the system that is set up to protect them.
We serve children in Cleburne, Independence, Stone, Izard and Fulton Counties. There are over 400 children taken into care each year in these counties.
We are in need of volunteer child advocates and board members to reach our goal of serving every child in our district. Please contact us to volunteer.