About CASA

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. It is a national organization composed of ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference in a child's life.

CASA'S Story

CASAs are trained volunteers appointed by a judge to speak for the well-being and safety of an abused or neglected child who is the subject of a dependency/custody hearing. CASAs strive to:

  • Provide the judge with unbiased information so that the best placement can be made
  • Ensure that children are not abused or neglected by the very system meant to protect them
  • Ensure that children spend less time embroiled in dependency issues and
  • Ensure that the child spends his/her life in a safe, loving, permanent home

CASA Mobile is totally funded by grants and personal donations.


In 1977, a Seattle juvenile court judge concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Read more about the history of the CASA movement. (Connection magazine, 1.82 MB PDF).


Stay tuned for future events...

2nd Annual Changing Lives

November 5, 2015 at 5:30 am to 8:00 am
Place: Athelstan Club
2nd Annual Changing Lives with Art, Wine, and Cuisine

Board of Directors

  • Deena Tyler - President
  • Selma Smith - Vice-president
  • Sheryl Bates - Secretary
  • Sorina Christian - Treasurer
  • Mary Anne Ball - Member
  • Katherine Arnold - Member
  • Brook Cockrell - Member
  • Kathy Willis - Member

Become a Volunteer

THE CASA VOLUNTEER A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of children who are brought before the court due to issues of abuse and neglect.

Find out more


Please send donations to:
CASA Mobile, Inc.
Strickland Youth Center
2315 Costarides Street
Mobile, AL 36617

or donate securely online via PayPal

For additional information or to receive a volunteer application packet, please contact the CASA office.


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Contact Info

Please contact us if you are interested for additional donation information or about volunteering