Welcome to Floyd County CASA
The mission of the Floyd County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is to provide trained and supervised volunteers to speak for the best interest of abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile court system, and to assist in finding a permanent, safe, and loving home for each of these children as soon as possible.
Currently, Floyd County CASA has 28 volunteers serving nearly 80 children. In 2012, our volunteers gave more than 300 hours of service and drove more than 1,000 miles to serve these children in our community.
CASA volunteers are everyday people of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to be the voice of an abused or neglected child involved in Juvenile Court proceedings. The goal of the CASA volunteer is to find every child a safe, permanent, loving home as soon as possible because...
"Every child's voice deserves to be heard"
Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.
There are an estimated 763,000 children in the U.S. who are the confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect each year. In 2011, more than 75,000 CASA volunteers nationwide helped 240,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes. Click on the "volunteer" tab above to learn more about how you can be the voice of a child in need.