CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc.

About Us

CASA of the Southern Tier is a non-profit agency in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties. Court appointed by a judge, our volunteers are assigned a child(ren) when they enter family court due to a neglect or abuse situation. The volunteers are known as CASA advocates and remain with the child as a continuous unpaid support. The advocate visits the child in each setting (school, foster care, home, visitation with parents/family). The CASA advocate also monitors court orders such as visitation, therapies, parental commitments, etc. for attendance and follow through. A court report on the current situation of the child, concerns, and recommendation are forwarded to the court/judge. The CASA remains an advocate and supports the child(ren) throughout the court process until permanent placement is secured.