CASA volunteers are everyday people committed to making a difference for abused and neglected children in Cole County who might otherwise slip through the cracks of an overburdened foster care system. They are appointed by the judge to guide one child or sibling group through the system to safe, permanent and nurturing homes.
Because CASA volunteers serve on one case at a time, they truly get to know the child and can give each case the sustained, personal attention it deserves.
We advocate for abused and neglected children in Cole County’s Court
Capital City CASA advocates for foster children in Cole County. In the last three years alone, 289 children were removed from their homes for abuse or neglect and fewer than half will ever go home. We need you to volunteer to give a voice to one of these children.
As a result of the COVID-19 virus, many of our advocates are unable to meet face-to-face with their assigned case children at this time. Despite that, CASAs have pursued different methods to ensure the children they serve are still receiving the advocacy they deserve. Advocates have reported sending weekly letters of encouragement to older youth, FaceTiming sibling groups to check in on them and sending videos to placement providers to help them explain the COVID-19 crisis to children. Whether it's pandemic or anything else, CASAs are always there for the children they serve. #AdvocacyInAction#FierceAdvocacy... See MoreSee Less
It is the mission of the Capital City CASA program to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children within the 19th Judicial Circuit of Missouri based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.
308 E High St., Ste. 112
Jefferson City, Missouri, 65101