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.
A CASA volunteer, Kelly Jacob Dillon, received this picture recently from a young woman she had advocated for before the young woman was released at age 18 from foster care. Through three years in the system and five different homes/residential facilities, this young woman had saved every card sent to her by her CASA. The young woman wanted Kelly to know how meaningful she was to her during her time in care and how much she cherished all that Kelly did for her. A child with a CASA is never alone during the process. #AdvocacyInAction#ChangeAChildsStory
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