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.


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.


CASA Drawdown - Wrapped and Ready for Christmas Quilt 

Dec 7, 2021
We are excited to let you know about an upcoming fundraiser for CASA Mobile and a wonderful opportunity to own this beautiful quilt made by Ann Hetrick, inspired from “All Wrapped Up” by Jenny Doan. Ann, a local Quilter, donated her time, talents, and materials to afford CASA Mobile this fundraising opportunity. This 60x 82 quilt portrays 20 unique gifts that represent the spirit of the Holiday Season. Value $400. For a donation of $10 per ticket, you can enter the CASA Drawdown that will be on Tuesday, December 7th.  Learn More and Buy Tickets

Board of Directors

  • Maureen Baldy
  • Sheryl Bates
  • LaQuin Blakes
  • Sorina Christian
  • Dawn Davis
  • Betsy Harmon
  • Amber Krempa
  • Melinda Seiter
  • Selma Smith
  • David Sweatt
  • Theresa Whelan
  • Kathy Willis

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.

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Donate to CASA Mobile

Please send checks 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.


Drop us a message


    Strickland Youth Center

    • 2315 Costarides Street - Mobile, AL 36617
    • 251-574-5277
    • elizabeth.walter@alacourt.gov