Stand Up for Kids in Your County
CASA Volunteers are special people who represent the needs of children - and only the children - in court cases involving abuse or neglect. They serve as the eyes and ears of the judge, gathering relevant information about the child and the family, and then make recommendations to the judge regarding what is in the child's best interests. Learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer.
Get your team of 4 together and join CASA of Southeast Missouri at Bel Air Bar and Grill for Music, Food & Fun at our 1st Annual CASA Scavenger Hunt!
Team Costume Contest-Prizes available starting at $100 for 1st place team and prize packages for 2nd and 3rd place.
Registration is $50 per team of 4 and includes dinner and an event t-shirt (if registration is received by deadline.)
Informational meetings on becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate will be held on June 13, 2013 in the Hirsch room at the Cape Girardeau Public Library at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm.
CASA volunteers are consistent, caring adults who advocate for the best interest of the child. Volunteers are interviewed, screened, and trained to serve children in Bollinger, Perry and Cape Girardeau counties who have been victims of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are assigned one or two cases at a time, which allows them time to focus on getting to know the child(ren)’s wants and needs. We are currently only able to serve about 1/3 of the children who need our help due to a shortage of volunteers.
For more information about CASA of Southeast Missouri please join us on June 13.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! Please help CASA promote child abuse prevention by buying a Stop Child Abuse button and wearing it throughout the month!
The button will also serve as your ticket to CASA’s first BLUE JEAN BASH to promote child abuse awareness. The event will be held at The Library, 10 S. Spanish Street on April 12 from 5-7 PM.
Two drinks and appetizers will be provided with each $20. button. Call 335-1726 to purchase your buttons!