The Children's Advocacy Center of South Arkansas is an independent nonprofit serving Union and Columbia Counties.
Originally founded in 1996 as The 13th South Judicial District CASA, the Children's Advocacy Center of South Arkansas oversees both the Children's Advocacy Center and 13th South Judicial District CASA.
The two programs work side by side to provide coordinated guidance, treatment and support for child victims of abuse and neglect, from the initial investigation of abuse to their placement in a safe, permanent home. The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) coordinates investigative and treatment efforts involving law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical examinations, and mental health services. These services are coordinated through a community-based facility to protect children from further trauma and to provide them with a foundation for healing from their abuse. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the 13th South Judicial District recruits and trains local advocates to stand up for abused and neglected children, represent their best interests in court, and help them find safe, permanent homes. Together, these programs protect children from further harm and restore hope to their lives.
The Children's Advocacy Alliance is a place for hope and a voice for justice.