Graves County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children is a volunteer driven program that provides court advocacy for children that are found to be dependent, neglected, and abused.
Graves County Child Advocacy Program works to raise awareness and educate community on the issues of child abuse and exploitation.
Graves County CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children is a volunteer driven program that serves children of Graves, Carlisle, and Hickman Counties. Volunteers are thoroughly screened for appropriateness prior to being accepted as a candidate. Once accepted the candidate engages in 30 hours of pre-service training and commits to at least one year of service.
CASA is appointed by our district court judges to serve on cases of children found to be dependent, abused, and neglected. CASA advocates spend time getting to know the child so they can speak to their best interest. They interview parents, teachers, counselors, etc. and review records. They provide the presiding judge with an additional set of “eyes and ears” from which to learn information. CASA provides the court with written reports offering recommendations that are heavily relied on by Judges whose difficult task is to make informed decisions on the child’s future.
CASA is independent from other service providers. CASA volunteers are not social workers; they are simply people with a desire to help children. The average volunteer dedicates 5 hours per month to the child or sibling group.
We Need Volunteers from Carlisle, Graves, and Hickman Counties to serve as advocates. Apply Now!
Orientation: May 30, 2019 - 5 pm to 6 pm
Classes: June 11,13, 18, 20, 25, 27 and July 9 & 11
(1:00 pm to 4:30 pm)
Orientation: August 29, 2019 - 5 pm to 6 pm
Classes: September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26
(5:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
To Be Announced