CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc.
Serving Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties of New York.
Thank you, you have just inquired about the most rewarding and empowering volunteer opportunity that exists to make a difference in a child's life.
As Court Appointed Special Advocates, we advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court by recruiting and training community volunteers.
To advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court by recruiting and training community volunteers.
Every child in a safe, secure, and loving home.
What does having a CASA mean to an abused child? Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did, but because they can't - or won't - take care of you. Now, into your life come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers, and more. Having a CASA means having by your side a trained and committed adult who has been appointed by a judge to watch over and advocate for your best interests. That CASA will make sure you don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They will be there for you until your case is closed. It can make the difference between homelessness and a safe home, between dropping out and completing school, between unemployment and success, between jail and becoming a productive member of society.
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.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Executive Director Amy Plumley at (607) 936-2272.