Frances Allsup, Executive Director
(228) 762-7370 ext. #38
CASA of Harrison County
CASA of Hancock County
Boy Scouts of America
Pine Burr Area Council
Gulf Coast Family Counseling
Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence
Jackson County Literacy Council
Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA
Singing River Industries/
United Way for
Jackson & George Counties
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES.
A Voice for Abused and Neglected Children in Court
Every year more than 500,000 abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nourishing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults.
That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children suffered at home does not continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system.
As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is they are placed into safe, loving homes where they can thrive.
We now have well over 65 volunteers, and volunteers are always needed.
So far in 2011, we’ve advocated over 12,000 hours!
There were well over 2,000 children that were referred to the court system.
Jackson County CASA has served 102 children & 52 families so far in 2011.
WHO WE ARE.
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
CASA volunteers are ordinary people who are committed to doing what is best for a child. As a CASA volunteer, you will be able to work with confidence. All of our volunteers are thoroughly trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of abused and neglected children.
We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, and ethnic and educational backgrounds. We have a particular need for men and people of color.
Not sure if you've got what it takes? Learn more from our volunteers →
WHY WE DO IT.
Be a Powerful Voice in a Child's Life
Become a local CASA volunteer and be rewarded with some of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences you can find.
You can also become a powerful voice in the life of a child by donating to the CASA program in your community. You will be supporting the volunteers who advocate for our most vulnerable children.
For more information about the program or to become a CASA volunteer call Frances Alsup, Program Director, at 228-762-7370 or 228-326-2036 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
*This project partially funded by United Way.
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Ribbon-cutting celebrates new facility for Jackson County CASA in Pascagoula - 5/23/2012
»Read at MS Press
Bilbo Rodgers Humanitarian of the Year as United Way honors volunteers - 4/19/2012
»Read at MS Press
CASA receives a $100,000 grant from Gulf Coast community Foundation - 1/17/2012
»Learn More at MGCCF website