Voices for Children is the Court Appointed Special Advocate program established to provide a voice for the children of Jefferson and Lincoln Counties in Arkansas who have come to the attention of the court because of abuse or neglect until a safe and permanent home is established.
Voices for Children is a non-profit, child welfare organization in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties that trains and equips Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care throughout the court process. Our CASAs gather important information on their assigned case, monitor adherence to court orders, and provide fact-based recommendations to the court. CASAs also maintain a collaborative relationship between all parties on the case to move the child into a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
CASA volunteers speak to all persons related to the child’s case. This may include teachers, DHS family service workers, biological parents, neighbors, relatives, ministers, foster parents, or any person that would have information concerning the child. The advocate reports his or her findings to the Judge through a court report. The report gives the court background and current information as well as concerns and recommendations to enable the Judge to make informed decisions.
Voices for Children is a member of the National CASA Association. Learn more about how CASA programs throughout the nation are helping children and teens in foster care.
Not able to become a CASA volunteer but want to support Voices for Children? Become a Friend of VFC.
Sign up to hear from us about training dates, upcoming events, and ways you can help!