Recruit, train, and support a diverse network of Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers to provide abused and neglected children in our community with quality advocacy in the Hancock County court system and to secure them a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
Every year Mississippi has over 22,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. Many of these children will be placed in an overburdened DHS system with the number in Hancock County tripling in the last eighteen months to approximately 255 children. Their voices are getting lost.
...being taken away from your parents. You may wonder:
"Am I in trouble?"
"I shouldn't have told anyone."
"Where am I going?"
Now, you are surrounded by a lot of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers, therapists and more. Hopefully, one of those people is a CASA volunteer.
Click the flyer below for more information.
CASA is kicking off the full night of events with an out-and-back 5k run/walk. The race will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
A silent auction will showcase art from students K-12 in Bay-Waveland and Hancock County school districts.
Then come get your kickball on from dusk til dawn. We're kickin it for CASA and all the kids of Hancock County. It will definitely be a night to remember.