(Joplin, MO) – Jasper County CASA is swearing in a new class of volunteers this week. The volunteers completed CASA’s 30-hour pre-service training and will become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).
CASAs work with children in foster care by advocating for them and ensuring their best interests are being met. CASAs meet with kids twice a month and develop a meaningful relationship with them. They voice the children’s wants and needs to caseworkers, juvenile officers, judges, guardians-at-litem, etc.
If you have just eight hours a month, you can make a life-changing difference for a child in foster care. CASA will start their next training in September 2021 for any community member who has a passion for helping children, is over 21, and can pass a background check.
If you are interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate but want to know more about the program, please visit visit jascocasa.org/events to sign up for a 30-minute informational session where you can learn about their organization and have your questions answered. You may also join us for a come-and-go, in-person informational session at the Joplin Public Library on Monday, August 9 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
About Jasper County CASA:
Jasper County CASA is a nonprofit organization that provides trained volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children.
Chelsi Scott, Volunteer Coordinator
Jasper County CASA