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.

  • Every child has a right to be tucked in every night
  • Every child has a right to go to bed without fear
  • Every child has a right to play
  • Every child has a right to be happy
  • Every child has a right to be loved
  • Every child has a right to be kept warm
  • Every child has a right to be held when they cry
  • Every child has a right to know their voice will be heard
  • Every child has a right to feel protected
  • Every child has a right to be a child
  • Every child has a right to have a loving family
  • Every child has a right to have a safe home

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!