Welcome to CASA of Crawford County

The CASA Movement

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 more than 950 CASA programs and over 85,000 volunteer advocates in 49 States.

Locally

CASA of Crawford County, Inc. began in 2001. CASA became a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization in 2007. We are governed by an Advisory Board of Directors. 

CASA of Crawford County is serving 75 children as of November 18, 2018. DCFS of Crawford County, currently has approximately 113 children in Fostercare. This means today ,November  26, 2018, there are 38 children without one consistent person to advocate for their best interest and to advocate for a safe, permanent , loving placement, to give them hope for a better future. 

 

Our Mission

The mission of CASA of Crawford County, Inc is to recruit, train, and support volunteer advocates who will serve to ensure safe and permanent homes for the abused and neglected children in our community.

 

Our Goal

It is the goal of  CASA of Crawford  County to have a volunteer advocate available to serve every abused and neglected child that enters  into foster care in our county.

 

Affiliations

CASA of Crawford County, Inc. is a member of the National CASA Association and an active member of the Arkansas State CASA Association.

Funding

Our funding is provided by:

  • Legislative Appropriation
  • Independent Grants
  • Donors
  • Fundraising Events