CASA In The News


"The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Dunklin County is to support and promote court appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence, and have the opportunity to thrive."


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.  Watch the video below to learn more about CASA.


There are many ways you can make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child in Dunklin County.

This is one cause where the actions of a single person mean everything. One volunteer, trained and empowered to ensure that every child can thrive in the safe embrace of a loving home.

We have a proven approach; our only challenge is to scale it.  Your financial contribution is a sound investment.  All donations are tax-deductible and help us expand programs and recruit and train volunteers.

Don't have time to volunteer?  You can still be a key part of the solution. Connect with us.  We'll keep you

informed on our progress and share the various ways you can help ensure abused and neglected children have their rights protected, and their future is bright.

Just a few of our volunteers and board members representing CASAs commitment to the children in care during COVID.

We understand uncertainty is felt often by children, with or without a pandemic. May we attempt to be as resilient as they must be.

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