April 9th, 2018

CASA of the 5th Judical District is currently hiring for a Teen Specialist.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the 5th Judicial District has an opening for a Teen Specialist. CASA of the 5th Judicial District mobilizes community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care. The organization envisions a community where every child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. CASA of the 5th Judicial District is on a path to serve every foster child in our district by 2020.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and organized individual to recruit, train and support CASA volunteers, ensuring the highest level of advocacy for the appointed children of each CASA Volunteer. The Teen Specialist manages CASA Volunteers and oversees teen cases with the goal of ensuring that abused and neglected children in the foster care system receive sound advocacy and effective permanency planning. The Teen Specialist is responsible for volunteer supervision and coordination of cases.

This individual will have demonstrated expertise, two years or more, in the area of child advocacy (0-21 years of age) and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Need to be highly skilled in the area of volunteer management, with a natural affinity for recruiting and supporting volunteers.

Some evening hours will be required in order to provide support and training for CASA volunteers. This is a 35 hour a week grant funded position that may require working outside of the office and taking calls when necessary from the volunteers on the caseload.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and references to

CASA of the 5th Judicial District is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


September 25, 2017

Kevin Suter presents CASA Board Secretary Debbie Bewley, Board Member Tammy Wortham and Executive Director Genney Baker with a check from the CASA Car Show on September 9.
CASA’s ‘All Re’ved Up for Kids’ car show a success
10:00 AM, Sunday, September 17 2017
On Sept. 9, the first annual “All Re’ved Up for Kids” car show was held at Pleasant View Park for Friends of CASA.

Kevin Suter, event organizer, and his family and friends all joined in on raising money to directly benefit children in foster care for the local CASA program. Event organizers said this year’s event was a huge success and raised $3,270 thanks to all the participants and sponsors. Along with several show cars, there was a dunking booth, bump and jumps, music, food and horse buggy rides.

The trophies were hand made by Josh Standridge and went to the three top cars. First place went to Benjamin Portman, second place to Doug Hottinger and third place to Gary Cleveland.

Sponsors who donated to the event include JBS, Tyson RDC, Thomas Wilson, Arkansas Quality Processing, The Water Store, Chikalah Fire Department, Roto Rooter, Whatta Burger, Integrity, Blackstone Construction, Mr. DJ, Some Guy Named Robb, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Tyson TVMC, Best Ride, Lee’s Trash Service and Tyson TVDC.

“We cannot thank Kevin and his family enough for all the time and effort put in to this fun and successful event for us,” Debbie Bewley with Friends of CASA said. “All the proceeds will directly benefit our local foster kids by providing them with a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer.”

For more information, about the annual event or how to become a CASA volunteer, call 479-880-1195 or go to


June 8, 2017

Russellville Kiwanis Club presented a check to CASA of the 5th Judicial District last week for $1,500. CASA would like to give a big thank you to Kiwanis and their continued support of our advocacy work in helping children in foster care.


June 1, 2017


Welcome aboard Chadwick Foster, our new Teen Specialist Coordinator for CASA of the 5th Judicial District.

April 6, 2017

Community Foundation 2017

Betty LaGrone, Board Member with Pope County Community Foundation presents CASA Executive Director Genney Baker with a check for $2,500 at the CASA Board meeting on March 29. CASA would like to give a big Thank You to Pope County Community Foundation’s continued support of CASA over the years!

Present left to right are Vice President Val Fisher, Betty LaGrone, Treasurer Rhonda McBride, Director Genney Baker, Secretary Debbie Bewley, President Rick Smith, Pam Halverson, Tammy Wortham and Chris Chronister

February 6, 2017


We are excited to welcome our newest board member Tammy Wortham! Tammy has been instrumental behind the scenes with our Arkansas Zombie Challenge and Glow Run fundraisers.

December 10th, 2016

We were so exited to participate in the Johnson County and Ozark Parade! Thank you to our Franklin County Coordinator Jeanette McCain for all of her planning for our floats. Plus our wonderful volunteers who braced the cold to hand out candy to children! What a wonderful night!

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December 8th, 2016



This year was our first year to participate in the Russellville Christmas parade. We will also have floats in Johnson and Franklin county.

August 3, 2016

AZC Car Show 2016

July 28th, 2016

CASA of the 5th Judicial District has a job opening for a part time Advocate Supervisor in Ozark starting September 1st. For more information please send email to or call 479-880-1195.

March 18th, 2016


CASA of the 5th will be participating in Arkansas Gives on April 7th. From 8am to 8pm you can make a donation online to several non profits throughout the state including CASA of the 5th! The more donations we receive the more matching dollars we can receive! Please mark your calendars and help us reach our goal to serve every child by 2020! ‪#‎growthelove‬ ‪#‎arkansasgives‬

February 25th, 2016

It’s been busy in a good way here at the CASA office!

On February 11th CASA received a check for $1,500 from the Russellville Kiwanis Club. Thank you so much for your donation toward our program.

kiwanis check

That same day CASA was awarded a grant from the United Way.

United Way Grant

“CASA of the 5th Judicial District received a $19,245.00 grant from River Valley United Way for 2016! CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.”

On February 15th we spoke to teachers and staff at Russellville’s Upper Elementary 5th Grade about our program.

If you would like us to speak at your event, meeting or school please contact us at 479-880-1195.

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CASA of the 5th Judicial District was invited by the Russellville Lions Club to speak at their weekly meeting at Western Sizzlin’ in Russellville. CASA thanks the Russellville Lions Club for allowing us to speak to their crowd and look forward to working with them within our community.

Check out their web site for more information.
Russellville Lions Club Website

January 6th, 2016

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to give back to the community, volunteer or spend more time with kids? We at CASA of the 5th Judicial District would love to help you keep that 2016 resolution! We are looking for more volunteers to help cover all the foster children that are in care in Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties. You can help make a difference in a child’s life by committing just 10 hours a month. And not only will you be making an impact in their life, but for future generations to come. Help us reach our goal of giving every child a voice.

Training starts in Johnson County January 12th 2016

Pope County Training starts in Russellville on March 1st 2016

November 25, 2015

Thank you to Julie Duvall of Atkins who provided CASA with over a dozen hand sewn teddy bears we can provide our young ones in Foster Care in Pope, Johnson and Franklin Counties. After this donation Ms. Duvall provided us with another box of bears to give to the children!

Want to help this Holiday Season or any time of the year with CASA? Use Amazon Smile and selection us on the list of non-profits to support. Amazon will donate a portion back to CASA of the 5th Judicial District!