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.
Become an Everyday Hero!
CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that are appointed by a judge to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
What does it mean to be a CASA volunteer? Becoming a CASA volunteer is an investment of time, energy and heart. Volunteers are required to go through screening and training. They are the “eyes and the ears” of the Court in this complex cases of child abuse and neglect.
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On Thursday, October 16th Youth Court Judge Elise Deano swore in members of the Fall 2014 CASA training class. In total 16 new volunteers took an oath to serve children from Youth Court who are all victims of child abuse and neglect.
CASA of Hancock County hosted a volunteer appreciation event to acknowledge the work that is being done each day by the programs 40+ volunteers. On June 17th volunteers gathered at the Longfellow Community Center donning their favorite hat. Board members provided dinner and Hollywood Casino provided a gorgeous tuxedo cake for all to enjoy. The…
CASA’s signature event, the “Krewe of CASA” Gala is set for Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall. The evening will include dinner, a live band, a silent auction, and the crowning of CASA’s King and Queen.Planning has already started and our event chairperson is Rhonda Gamble. If you are interested…