What is CASA
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. The 3rd Judicial District serves the counties of Sharp, Randolph, Lawrence & Jackson CASA is integral to making sure the voices of all children are heard who have been abused or neglected. CASA advocates help fulfill one of society’s most important missions, to make sure each child in our community has access to a safe environment. Advocates are sworn in court appointed who speak up for a child’s best interests in court. A CASA volunteer gets to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in their daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons. As a volunteer, you commit to represent a child’s best interests while they are in care. The CASA Volunteer provides consistency and stability in a time of turmoil. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and are governed by a board of directors.
The Mission of CASA of the 3rd Judicial District of Arkansas, Inc. is to recruit, train and support court appointed volunteer so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.
We value children above all else. With that value we focus on:
The ability to value and honor another person and accepting somebody for who they are.
Serving children, families, community partners, and one another with empathy and concern.
To build relationships with respect, boundaries, trust and support.
Protect and promote the rights of children with dedication and consistency.
Influencing the lives of children with perseverance to achieve goals.
WE SERVE THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES