CHANGE A CHILD'S STORY
CASA of North Mississippi advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the service of trained, court-appointed community volunteers.
WHO WE ARE
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.
CASA of North Mississippi’s vision is a safe and permanent home for every abused and neglected child in North Mississippi.
Highly Trained Volunteer Advocacy
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.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE
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.