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This week, CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. (a non-profit organization serving Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties of New York) celebrates the commitment of CASA volunteers to helping victims of child abuse and neglect heal, ensuring all children feel safe and loved. 
Read the full article here

Head on over to our Volunteer Spotlight - Kay Pavlick's CASA Volunteer Testimonial and read Kay's experience as a CASA advocate!


COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

You have just inquired about the most rewarding and empowering volunteer opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. As Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court within Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties of New York.  When an abused or neglected child becomes caught up in the complexities of the court system, the CASA Volunteer is there to tell the child's story.  The CASA Program recruits, screens, trains and supervises community volunteers to provide this advocacy role - and also to ensure they do not get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. And even so - languish in inappropriate group or foster homes.  For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care. We know that a child who is represented by a CASA volunteer stands a better chance of living in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. 
 

OUR MISSION

To advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court by recruiting and training community volunteers. 
 

OUR VISION

Every child in a safe, secure, and loving home. 
 

OUR VALUES

• We will provide independent, objective, factual information to the juvenile court through quality court reports.

• We will be an active participant in the child' s case management team.

• We will keep our commitment to the children.

• We will conduct ourselves and our work with competency and professionalism.

• We will be persistent in our work.

We will continue to improve ourselves through education and experience in order to improve the lives of the children we serve.

CASA's are the only volunteers that are appointed by a judge and empowered to stand up for an abused or neglected child in court. 

We invite you to learn more about becoming a CASA in your community. We hope you decide to join our family of volunteers, everyday people, who are committed to improving children's lives.

 

Learn more about how an advocate makes a difference in the life of a child.

DONATE

Your contribution to CASA of the Southern Tier, no matter the size, can help us change a child's life. Your donation will support the work we do as advocates to give children the voice they need
in court.   

Make a donation today.

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VOLUNTEER

More than ever, we need CASA Volunteers to help children in our tri-county area to find safe, permanent homes. We need people like you. Become a CASA Advocate and make a lasting difference in the life a child.

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I AM FOR THE CHILD

See who supports our 
"I Am for the Child" Campaign.

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