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Mission Statement

CASA of North Mississippi advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the service of trained, court-appointed community volunteers.

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Purpose Statement

The purpose of CASA of North Mississippi is to train volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in court proceedings to ensure every child is in a safe and permanent home.


Vision Statement 

 CASA of North Mississippi’s vision is a safe and permanent home for every abused and neglected child in North Mississippi.

Core Values


Highly Trained Volunteer Advocacy


Collaborative Alliance



Non-discrimination Policy

CASA of North Mississippi is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrates these qualities in its own operations, governance, management, and quality advocacy for children.

Volunteers shall be recruited and accepted into the CASA of North Mississippi program without regard to race, gender, gender identity, age (21 years and older), religion, nationality, color, creed, disability, or sexual orientation.

All children referred to CASA of  North Mississippi will be assigned to a volunteer advocate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions at CASA of North Mississippi based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.   


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Becoming a CASA Volunteer

So, what does it take to become a CASA volunteer? First and foremost is a desire to help the most vulnerable of our children. The safety and protection of the children we serve is of paramount importance. All potential volunteers, before beginning training, undergo an extensive screening process. In addition to the application, volunteers are interviewed, references are obtained and verified, and background checks, including fingerprinting are conducted.

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Make A True Change
Every dollar that you choose to donate to CASA of North Mississippi gives a child in foster care the powerful voice of a dedicated CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers are extensively trained and supported by professional staff in order to represent the best interests of children in foster care in Lafayette and Lee Counties. Your donation gives these children a voice in court, at school, and in our community.

Give a one-time donation to Change A Child's Story.

Monthly donations create a year-round impact.

Donating your spare change from everyday purchases adds up to create an impact.



CASA Superhero Run 

5K & Kid's Fun Run
Presented by
Nicholas Air
March 25, 2023


Erin Smith, Founding Executive Director
Terrica Roberts, Volunteer Supervisor
Wanda Woods, Lafayette & Yalobusha County Volunteer Coordinator
Carrie Coggins, Lee County Volunteer Coordinator
Angela Pittman, President

Sarah Brooke Bishop, Vice President
Martha Cofer, Treasurer
Julie Addison, Secretary
Jennifer Saxon, Board Member

Josh Fulwiler, Board Member
Kate Kenwright, Board Member
Jennifer Davis, Board Member
Hannah Heaton, Board Member
Teresa Hubbard, Board Member
Rickey Scott, Board Member
Sarah Hollis, Board Member
Adam Miller, Board Member
Lane McClellan, Board Member
Judge Andrew Howorth, Board Member

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Get in touch with CASA of North Mississippi to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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