What does a C.a.S.a do?

  • A CASA volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to provide court support and advocacy for the best interests of a child.
  • A CASA volunteer provides the judge with a carefully researched background investigation of the child and their circumstances to aid the court's decision-making process concerning the child's placement.
  • A CASA volunteer creates assessments about the best option for a child's placement (in home, foster care, or adoption).
  • A CASA volunteer monitors assigned cases until it is resolved. Typically, a CASA volunteer works with 1-2 cases at a time.
  • A CASA volunteer communicates with the child, parents/guardians, other family members, and anyone else who is knowledgeable about the child's history.

Nina Smith

Executive Director

Court Appointed Special Advocates

for Children of Tipton County

mission & vision

To promote the best interests of abused and neglected children in our care by advocating for safe, timely, and permanent placements for the most helpless of victims.

Why Support C.A.S.A?

Supporting C.A.S.A means that our children are able to have a trained and committed C.A.S.A. volunteer to be their advocate during a tough and personal legal process.