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The mission of CASA of Montgomery County is to be the voice for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. Our Vision is to serve every child in the Montgomery by providing them with a caring and competent trained volunteer.

CASA of Montgomery County

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County will provide abused, neglected or abandoned children with a highly trained volunteer to advocate for the child’s best interest before family courts in Montgomery, Alabama. Our volunteers will be recruited, screened and trained by paid staff. Our staff and volunteers will then work in conjunction with the judges, lawyers, and social workers to help ensure children receive appropriate care and support while navigating the court, child welfare, and foster care systems.

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Volunteer training and
continuing education

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Public awareness
efforts

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Legislative and
governmental advocacy

CASA of Montgomery County is 1 of 21 counties in the state of Alabama that serve abused and neglected children in their communities.

You can help Change A Child’s Story with CASA of Montgomery County.

History

1977
1977
In 1977, Judge David Soukup, a Seattle juvenile court judge, was concerned that there was too little information available to base life-changing decisions about the safety, permanency and well-being of children. To address this problem, he conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. A CASA pilot program was formed to recruit and train community volunteers based on Judge Soukup’s idea.
1982
1982
In 1982, the national CASA Association was established to direct CASA’s emerging national presence. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Read more about the history of the CASA movement.
1993–1997
1993–1997
On September 24, 1993, representatives from the then three local CASA programs (Jefferson, Madison, and Shelby) met and voted to establish a formal Alabama State CASA Network. As a result, the Alabama CASA Network, Inc. was incorporated in 1997.
Today
Today
CASA of Montgomery County was established in 2019.

Leadership

Board of Directors

President
Dalton Dismukes

Vice-President
Kelly McTear

Vice-President
Kelly McTear

Secretary/Treasurer
Mary Jeter

Board Member
Terri Reynolds

Board Member
Terrence Alexander

Staff

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Executive Director
Charity Alpert

Charity Alpert serves as the new Executive Director of CASA of Montgomery County. She has been with the program since its infancy, attending the first training class of volunteer advocates. She completed her first case in August of 2020. In her role as director, Charity leads a team of trained community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates in the Juvenile Court system, where they advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Charity was born and raised in Montgomery, AL and has had a deep passion for the welfare of children for over 25 years. After earning an Associate’s degree in Childhood Education from Bethany Divinity College, she served in various capacities in the community from volunteer to paid positions within the childcare field. In the business world, Charity managed a court reporting firm in Montgomery for 15 years, developing professional relationships in the legal community. She attended training through the National Court Reporters Association and became a Certified Manager of Reporting Services in 2002. Since 2011, Charity has served in the nonprofit sector, in various capacities. It was her work with an orphanage that ignited her passion for meeting the needs of abused and neglected children. She began orphan advocacy training with CAFO (Christian Alliance For Orphans) and ultimately began the process of adopting a child into her own family.

Charity’s background in business, nonprofit sector work, and childhood advocacy brings the perfect balance to this program.
To contact her, please email calpert@alabamacasa.org or 334-329-8584.

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Four new CASA Volunteers were sworn in last week!! We are so grateful to have them on board. #advocate #volunteer #ChangeAChildsStory
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Four new CASA Volunteers were sworn in last week!! We are so grateful to have them on board. #advocate #volunteer #ChangeAChildsStory 
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Look at my girl!! She has hung the moon as for as her mom thinks!!!’

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