What is a C.A.S.A. Volunteer?

They are trained volunteers who are appointed by the juvenile court to recommend the best interest of a child/teen who has been abused and neglected. Our volunteers act as the voice to children and teens who otherwise would have none.

Every year more than three million children nationally are reported abused or neglected. Despite the states’ attempts to help, many of these kids become trapped in the court and welfare maze and can spend their childhood moving from one temporary shelter to another.

This is where you step in by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) volunteer.

“It’s about helping a child replace a life of hurt with one of hope.” -Genora Brimfield, Mental Health Worker, C.A.S.A. Volunteer

As a C.A.S.A. Volunteer, you speak for the best interest of a child in court. C.A.S.A. volunteers are appointed by a judge to recommend the best possible outcome for an abused or neglected child’s future. Whether this means helping to make a connection with adoptive parents or safely reuniting the child with parents or relatives, the ultimate goal of the C.A.S.A. volunteer is to help ensure that every one of these kids can live in a safe, permanent home.

You don’t have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. We’re simply looking for people with a desire to help abused children. As a C.A.S.A. volunteer, you will receive training from professionals in the legal and welfare fields, and you’ll have the complete support of Cullman Caring for Kids to help you through each case.

C.A.S.A. volunteers review records, research information and talk to everyone involved—social workers, attorneys, judges, parents, teachers, family members and, of course, the children themselves.

To pick up an application stop into the C.A.S.A. office.

Contact us at (256)739-1111 or via e-mail at cullmancountycasa@msn.com for more information.

Donations are greatly appreciated. You can give online here.

A child’s life. Lifted up…by you.