As an officer of the court you have the right to request confidential records pertaining to your case child and their parents. This includes educational, psychological, medical, and criminal records. Below are templates and tools to assist you in gathering those records. Work with your case team before gathering records to insure no duplication of requests.
Below is a PDF for requesting records that are not educational/medical/psychological.
Complete the below PDF and attach your court order before sending to record provider.
- Complete the Educational Records Request Letter below
- Email or drop-off the completed letter with an attached copy of your court order to the record provider.
Below is a link to Jefferson City Public Schools' (JCPS) staff directory. Open the link, select the school of the child (under drop down menu "Building") and then send an email to the secretary listed for the child's school with your court order and request letter attached.
Psychological/Medical Records request
- Complete the attached release form
- Send form with attached court order to the record provider.
Note: If medical, requests made to the primary care physician will generally encompass information from hospitals and specialists seen by the child or parent.
Below is a link to the Department of Corrections offenders database. Press on the link and follow the instructions to find the records for past and current inmates of the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Note: On these records you will see listed the probation or parole officers name, if assigned. Contact the probation/parole officer to request the terms of probation/parole and to document the compliance of offender with those terms.
YMCA Memberships/Programs- Foster youth have access to free YMCA memberships and program offerings through Jefferson City Area YMCA. To access these programs complete the below form and email to Nikki@capitalcitycasa.org
JC Parks & Recreation- Foster youth receive access to many Jefferson City Parks and Rec programs at no cost. To register please have your assigned child's caseworker or placement provider complete the form below and email to Jennifer Perkins of Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (Jennifer@mofosteradopt.com).
Note: There is a $200/child/year cap on scholarship requests.
For a list of their current programs, visit their website here.
Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Provides one-on-one mentoring for ages 6-18. The program offers both school-based and community-based mentoring.
CMFCAA Transitions Program:
The Transitions program is geared towards foster, adopted, guardianship and kinship older youth who are in their senior year of high school. The program is designed to help youth complete high school, improve life skills, and pursue milestones with the help of a one-on-one mentor.
For more information visit there website HERE
Eyes on Missouri:
Address: 323 Monroe St., Jefferson City, MO 65101
1. Call Eyes on Missouri
2. Provide them with the Medicaid (DCN) number for the child
3. Setup appointment time
Online scheduling available at https://eyesonmissouri.com/schedule-eye-exam/
Prenger Center Tutoring Program:
Address: 204 E Dunklin St., Jefferson City, MO 65101
Student must be over the age of 16 and no longer enrolled with JCPS to be eligible for the HiSet study program.
Below is a link to Jefferson City House Authority's website.
Under the section Housing Applications, you'll find the application to apply for housing assistance.
Under the section Forms and Policies, you'll find a PDF labeled "Section 8 Landlord List" with a list of contacts for area Section 8 providers.
- First United Methodist
201 Monroe St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 635-6886
(eligible once a month-Tuesdays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- The Pantry (Inside Table of Grace Church)
3328 Bennett Ln. Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 635-4451
(Open 4th Friday of every month from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
- The Pantry of Jefferson City
3702 W Truman Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65109
(4th Saturday of every month 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., requires first name and number of people in the household)
- Cole County Mobile Food Pantry
1315 Fairgrounds Rd. Jefferson City, MO 65109
(open every 3rd Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- First Christian Church Food Pantry
327 E Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, MO (573) 636-5157
(Open Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Samaritan Center Food Pantry
1310 E McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO (573) 634-7776
(open once monthly)
- Salvation Army Food Pantry
927 Jefferson St. Jefferson City, MO (573) 635-1975
(Open Tuesday and Fridays- 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. must sign in by 11:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. must sign in by 12:50)
- Jefferson City Day Care
1002 Myrtle Ave Jefferson City, MO (573) 474-1020
(open first Saturday of month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- JC YMCA
525 Ellis Blvd. Jefferson City, MO (573) 474-1020
(open second Thursday of every month 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Prenger Center
(Classes are scheduled on Wednesday evenings and last 6 weeks, when offered)
400 Stadium Blvd. Jefferson City, MO (573) 636-5177
- Rainbow House
(Classes are 2 days during the weekend and are from 8:00am-4:00pm each day, when offered)
Contact Kelsey Louder (573) 474-660 ext. 3203
1611 Towne Dr. Columbia, MO 65202
- Pregnancy Help Center
(Contact the office to schedule an appointment) (573) 644-6635
1760 Southridge Dr. Ste. A Jefferson City, MO
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Court can be an intimidating and potentially re-traumatizing event for the children in foster care. As a CASA, often the only constant face in the child's case, you can help your case child feel more secure and reassured about court by arming them with stress relieving techniques and knowledge of what they will face.
Below are some resources to help guide you in preparing your CASA child for court.
As a CASA, you are a mandated reporter and required to report any suspected child abuse or neglect.
Hotline Number: 800-392-3738
Please be prepared to answer the following questions:
When making a report, be sure to have the following information:
- Name of the child
- Name of the parent(s)
- Name of the alleged abuser
- Where the child can be located
You will also be asked:
- Is the child in a life-threatening situation now?
- How do you know about the abuse/neglect?
- Did you witness the abuse/neglect?
- Were there other witnesses, and if so, how can they be contacted?
The below resources are available in printed form in the CASA office. These tools will help clarify your role on a case to individuals you come in contact with: