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Mission/History/Vision

Mission

The Mission of the CASA Support Council of Pima County, Inc. (“CSCPC” or “CASA Support Council”) is to support the Arizona Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, CASA Advocate Volunteers and Children who are or have been involved in the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Pima County, Arizona.

History

In 1994, the CASA program became the recipient of funds donated by concerned citizens to be used for the unmet needs of abused and neglected children in the CASA program in Pima County. As a State program unable to accept or disperse such funds, the program encouraged a small group of private individuals in Tucson to establish a support group for the CASA program.

Thus, the Arizona Council for CASA, Inc. (ACCI) was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) corporation in the State of Arizona in March 1995. As additional CASA programs grew around the State, other counties expressed interest in becoming associated with ACCI and a State organization was formed comprised of at-large members.

In 2004, the Pima County Chapter decided to establish a separate 501(c) (3) corporation under the name of CASA Support Council for Pima County, Inc. (CSCPC), in order to better fulfill its mission to support children specifically involved with the Pima County CASA program. Incorporation papers were filed and tax-exempt status was approved effective November 1, 2004. The most recent Policies and Procedures were adopted on May 10, 2007.

Vision

The Vision of CSCPC is to support the efforts of recruiting a  CASA for every child in Pima County that needs one due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.