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.


6th Annual Hats and Horses Kentucky Derby Benefit for CASA-Mobile

Saturday, May 7th 2022 Two o’clock until Six o’clock Country Club of Mobile

Mint Julep Station Beer and Wine Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Silent Auction Ladies: Best Hat Contest Gents: Dapper Man Contest Putting Contest Mystery Wine Pull Door Prizes

Kentucky Derby Race Contests Win, Place, and Show First Race Start Time: 2:35 pm Contests begin at 2:15 pm

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A chance to own this fabulous custom made “hatinator “of white sinamay straw with a sheer overlay of white tulle dotted with pearls. Embellished with vintage silk roses, sinamay ribbon and a curled red pheasant feather

For a donation of $10 per ticket you can enter the CASA Drawdown that will be held at the Country Club of Mobile on May 7th at our Hats and Horses Kentucky Derby event that will take place at 2pm.

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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