Jackson County CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court. Our volunteers make a difference every day by giving their time and skills to help their CASA kids find safe, permanent homes.
The children we serve receive more health and behavioral services, are more likely to be adopted and are 50 percent less likely to re-enter the foster-care system.
Most importantly, 95 percent of Jackson County CASA children do not suffer additional abuse or neglect after their case is closed – and since 2000, less than 1 percent of Jackson County CASA children have re-entered the Jackson County court system.
In 2015, CASA served 1,149 children; our strongest year to date. However, there are more than 2,300 abused and neglected children in the custody of the state in Jackson County alone!
In 2016, we aim to advocate for 1,200 of the abused and neglected children in the Jackson County Family Court system.