The Mission of CASA Monroe
Our mission is to promote and support court-appointed volunteer advocacy to represent the best interest of children who find themselves in the court system because of abuse or neglect. We recognize that the welfare of all children should be a priority. The goal of CASA volunteers is to gather critical and objective information to be used by the court in deciding the most beneficial placement of such a child, aiming for a safe and permanent home in which they can grow and thrive.
Message from the Honorable J. Reed Dixon
I would like to express my appreciation and support of CASA Monroe and its program to advocate for abused and neglected children in our Juvenile Court system. Before CASA Monroe began taking cases in 2008, it was sometimes a challenge to get sufficient background information on certain children to help me make an informed decision on their future, Now I can assign CASA to a case and have a good picture ofthe child's situation by the next review date. The attorneys, serving as Guardians ad Litem for the children, are also very complimentary of CASA's work, The CASA reports give them additional information and perspective as well. CASA Monroe gets a great deal accomplished with a small, part-time staff. The volunteers are industrious and generous with their time. As I've said before, I don't know what I did before CASA, but I don't want to go back there!