Who is CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc?
It is a non-profit agency in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. It has been in your area for 20 plus years. Court appointed by a judge, our volunteers are assigned a child(ren) when they enter family court due to a neglect or abuse situation. The volunteers are known as CASA advocates and remain with the child as a continuous unpaid support. The advocate continually visits the child in each setting (school, foster care, home, visitation with parents/family). Prior to each court date, a report is submitted detailing objective information, status of identified actions in the court order, and observations to the court. They remain an advocate and support to the child(ren) throughout the court process until permanent placement is secured. CASA advocates become the “voice for the child”. Many of these children endure the changing of foster homes, schools, and family members before they find permanency. Life in general is tough enough for children to handle without the added factor of no stability!! It's hard to imagine in our community that kids are being neglected and abused every day. Every child deserves to live in an atmosphere where he or she feels safe and loved.
To advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Family Court by recruiting and training community volunteers.
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 how an advocate makes a difference in the life of a child!
What is happening at CASA this holiday season?
Glad you asked...........
(1) We will soon debut our new interactive website!
(2) CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. is now linked to AmazonSmile as a charitable organization. While doing your holiday shopping remember us.....Amazon will donate back to us on your purchases, no extra cost to you!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Elf Shop during Sparkled and shopped with CASA of the Southern Tier!! Thank you to all the students and parents who volunteered to be an ELF!
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CORNING LIBRARY FOR LETTING US HOST OUR ANNUAL ELF SHOP!!
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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