What is “CASA”?

“Court appointed special advocate” all CASAs work on a volunteer basis. They are community members who have been trained to advocate for the best interest of a child who has been abused or neglected.

Who is a “CASA”?

Someone who has been trained to be the voice of a child who is in need. They also may be a retired teacher, bus driver, a clerk, or a receptionist.

Our Mission

To respond to the critical need for assuring a safe home for our community’s children.  To be an advocate for the abused, neglected and dependent children in our court system. We recruit, screen, train and support community volunteers to advocate in the best interest of our children. We are affiliated with and under the direction of The Noble County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division.

CASA of Noble County is a member of Ohio CASA and National CASA

CASA of Noble County is a court based program, supported by The Honorable John W. Nau, Noble County Common Pleas Judge, Juvenile Division and Noble County Prosecutor Kelly Riddle.
The Noble County Commissioners provide office space and support for the program.
We currently have four active volunteers who are trained by the local director according to the Standards as put forth by National CASA.
DirectorMelissa King
Volunteer CoordinatorLaura Hill 

How can I get involved?

Here are some ways to help:

  1. Volunteer to be a CASA and represent a child.
  2. Donate – 100 percent of all CASA funding comes from private grants and donations.
  3. Join – Ohio CASA members help support ongoing operations.
  4.  Help us spread the word.  Invite us to speak or bring a display to an event.