Franklin County CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Serving Franklin and Gasconade Counties of Missouri

There is a child in the foster care system waiting for a volunteer like you. With a CASA Volunteer, children are more likely to adjust to change, do well in school, and find safe, permanent homes. Get involved and Change a Child’s Story.™

Change a Child’s Story™

Get involved where it matters

A CASA Volunteer provides a judge with carefully researched background information of the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child’s future.


Ready to take the next step? Fill out our online volunteer application today. Our next class will be in the Fall of 2020.


Your donation is appreciated. Franklin County CASA is a nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Our mission

Hope is everything

Franklin County CASA, Inc. advocates for the best interest of children of abuse and neglect who are under the protection of the Franklin County and Gasconade County Juvenile Courts. 

Through highly trained community Volunteer Advocates, the child’s needs are heard, researched and advocated for throughout the duration of the child’s time before the court, thus securing a safe and permanent home for all such children. 

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Raffle tickets on sale now

Optimist Club and CASA annual raffle is going on NOW!

You can buy your raffle tickets from any of our CASA board members:

Union: Tyann Marcink or John Viviano or stop by our CASA office

Washington: Matt Rufkahr, Eileen Spratt, Diana Hall or Tim Wunderlich

Pacific: Mayor Steve Myers

Hermann: Ellen Scheible

St. Clair/Lonedell area: Wayne Dierker

Owensville: former board member Jane Horstmann

We are selling raffle tickets through August 4th and the winner will be drawn on August 8th.

Help us support the youth of our community!

Pre-Service Training

Want to become a CASA volunteer?  Our next training will be in Fall 2021. 

Missouri CASA map

Missouri CASA

The new map features our latest expansion into Scott and Mississippi Counties and the addition of CASA of the Parkland. 

Winter 2021 graduating class of CASA volunteers

Winter 2021 Graduation

It may have been on April Fool’s Day, but we’re not joking! On 4/1/2021, we had 15 new CASA volunteers sworn in. Many of the individuals in this group, had prior experience working with our community’s most vulnerable children. We’re grateful that this passion continued and called them to purse our organization.

Congratulations and huge welcome to Steve Myers, Lori Myers, Keith Hickman, Jared Lause, Heather Gildehaus, Kathy Lause, Kelly O’Malley, Cheryl Jackson, Audra Jahnsen, Michelle Gordon, Carla Day, Rhonda Coleman, Teresa Pauk, Ann Lause and Jay Newman!

Also, a very special thanks to the Franklin County Family Resource Center, Johnny’s Restaurant, Union Jimmy Johns, Union Imos, Union City BBQ and Sweet Design’s by Mandi. Their generosity provided a location for the training sessions, food for our trainees and a beautiful cake at the volunteer’s graduation. 

Our next training class will begin in June 2021. If you’re interested in joining this amazing group of new graduates, please apply below or if you’d like to  sponsor our dinner/snacks for our upcoming class, please call the office at 636-583-4422. 


Welcome to Franklin County CASA’s 2021 Justice is Served Virtual Breakfast! Please watch here, on our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel. We also encourage you to please share this event with your family and friends.


If you’re interested in helping to Change a Child’s Story, please consider donating and/or applying to become a volunteer today!

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how you can help

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Your generosity makes our work possible, whether you donate financially or with your time.


Ready to take the next step? Fill out our volunteer application. We train three times a year. Join us.

More Ways

Being an Advocate not for you? Check out some other ways you can be a part of CASA.

From August 2006 through December 2020, we have helped:

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