Jackson County CASA

Jackson County CASA was founded by the Kansas City chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women to ensure that abused and neglected children in our metropolitan area are given a voice in Court. We have two goals: (1) to secure a safe, permanent home for the child; and, (2) to advocate for appropriate medical, educational, and therapeutic resources while the child is under Court jurisdiction.

CASA’s children are exposed to substance abuse, criminal behavior, violence, unstable housing arrangements, poor support systems, inconsistent health care, and the presence of mental health issues. Most CASA children live in temporary placement facilities, foster homes, with relatives, or in treatment facilities. More than 68% of the children we serve are minorities. Nearly all are indigent.

Since 1983, Jackson County CASA has been providing effective guardian ad litem services to these children by recruiting, training, and supporting CASA Volunteer Advocates. Working as a team with our CASA Case Supervisors and CASA Staff Attorneys, our heroic CASA volunteers help these children navigate the maze of the child welfare and Family Court systems and work to find them a safe, permanent home.

Website

Address: 2544 Holmes
              Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-842-2272



Light of Hope Breakfast



Held in April each year. 

Watch for details of the 2019 Light of Hope Breakfast fundraiser.








Carnival for CASA


Held each September at Paradise Park in Lee's Summit.

Child tickets and participating adult tickets include lunch, unlimited access to Paradise Park’s fixed attractions such as the foam factory, bumper cars, go-karts, miniature golf and Laser Tag at the Maze, PLUS rock wall and special activities exclusive to the Carnival–a $50 value for only $25 in advance! Some of the special activities include lunch, children’s entertainers The Jack Snaps, face painters, hair designers, balloon artists, bounce houses, Home Depot Workshops, a photo booth, popular mascots, LEGO station, popcorn, cotton candy, goody bags, and much more!

Watch for details for the 2019 Carnival for CASA in September 2019.
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