Vigo County CASA


Vigo County CASA is made up of specially trained community volunteers
who advocate for children in the juvenile court system due to having been abused or neglected.  We are part of the National CASA Association, founded in 1977.  The program was started in Vigo County in 1989, and we have recruited and trained over 200 dedicated volunteers from in and around the Wabash Valley. 
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interest of abused & neglected children
in the juvenile court system. Vigo County CASA works with other local & state CASA programs as well as other area agencies to promote and support quality volunteer advocacy to help assure each child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
Our goal is for every child in the court system to be represented
by a CASA volunteer to ensure that their basic
needs are fulfilled and their wishes don't get swept under the rug.

Vigo County CASA thanks all of our awesome volunteers
for the outstanding advocacy they provide to the abused and neglected
children of the Wabash Valley!!!
Still have questions? Check out FAQ:
1. How do I begin the process of becoming a CASA volunteer?

The first step is to click on the highlighted links to become or visit our website: or on Facebook.  Once an application has been submitted, references will be checked and then you will be called in for an interview. Upon acceptance to the training a background check is conducted and training will begin shortly after.

2. Do I need any special qualifications?
A desire to help children in need, ability to communicate and write effectively are the most important qualifications. Also, you need to be 21 yrs of age or over.
 3. How much time does this require?
Around 12 hours a month on average, but time may vary depending on the case.
4. What kinds of things will I be doing as a volunteer?
You will be assigned a case at the completion of your training. You will be responsible for visiting the child or children, attending their court hearings & case conferences, keeping in touch with other parties to the case, & submitting reports to the court on behalf of the child.
5. Is there anything else I should know?
CASA staff is available for information, assistance, and support and we also have a mentoring program for new volunteers.
6. I'm not sure if I can make the commitment to volunteer at this time.  Do you have any other roles I could fill to help your organization?
We always need volunteers to help with various office projects, and we are always accepting donations to help us better serve the abused and neglected children of our community. Please call for more info on how you can help!
Click on the link to begin the application process:
Meet our Staff:
Glenna Cheesman     CASA Director
Racheal Cox               CASA Volunteer Coordinator/Trainer/Recruiter
Kathy Helton                CASA Volunteer Coordinator/Financial Liaison
Angela Ramey            Staff CASA Volunteer Coordinator/Staff CASA
Tracey Burton              Staff CASA/Volunteer Coordinator
Delilah Bingle               Staff CASA/Grants
Cathy Roads                Staff CASA
Carolyn Carson           Staff CASA
Jan Hoff                        CASA Executive Assistant
Justine Swisher             CASA Data Entry

Find Out more at:








National CASA:
Indiana State GAL\CASA 

Contact Us

141 Oak St
Terre Haute, IN 47807

  • Phone: (812) 231-5658
  • Fax: (812) 231-4485
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    8:00am - 4:00pm

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