The Mountain Division of Northeast Region CASA Alabama is hosting a CASA 101 information night on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at 304 South Market Street in Scottsboro.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates ask that people come by and join them on Thursday for a meet and great and find out how they can help. Hear about their mission, find out the various ways to get involved, and meet the staff and active advocates to help answer questions.

The mission of the Alabama CASA Network, Inc. is to equip and empower CASA programs to advocate for all of Alabama’s abused and neglected children. Their vision is that all abused or neglected children will obtain a volunteer to advocate on their behalf so that they can thrive.

On the state level, Alabama CASA Network serves as the parent organization providing support, technical assistance, guidance and quality assurance to help local programs operate effectively and recruit the best possible volunteers. This includes volunteer training and continuing education, technical assistance and training for local programs, resource development assistance, public awareness efforts and legislative and governmental advocacy.

On the local level, CASA programs do the hands-on work of recruiting, screening, training and supervising our dedicated volunteers. Currently there are 14 CASA programs throughout Alabama, and 20 Alabama counties have CASA programs. Jackson County’s CASA program was founded in 2016.

A light meal will be served as a thanks for coming. CASA asks that people RSVP on its Facebook event page.

For more information, call 205.478.8389 or visit the Mountain Division of Northeast Region CASA Alabama Facebook page.

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