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Welcome to CASA of Montana

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Montana is a nonprofit organization that partners with 15 local nonprofit programs in Montana. CASA volunteers, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are appointed by district court judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA of Montana’s mission is to promote advocacy for these children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. Over 600 CASA volunteers advocate for over 2,600 neglected and abused children caught up in the child protection and foster care system through no fault of their own. We are the voice of the child.

Together we support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

CASA of Montana Welcomes Interim Office Manager

CASA of Montana is pleased to announce that Loretta Miller has joined the state office staff as Interim Office Manager. Loretta previously served as Program Services Director for CASA of Montana. Loretta’s additional experience with CASA includes being an active CASA/GAL and Peer Coordinator with CASA – Advocates For Kids in Helena. A trained facilitator by National CASA, Loretta provides training around the state to new volunteer advocates using the computer training model, Flex Training. Please contact Loretta at or 406-443-2448.

The Wheels Are in Motion for 2015!

Our sights are set on the 10th Anniversary Park-2-Park Montana Ride from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park. The amazing riders are training for the challenge and are participating in fundraising to support CASA of Montana, which is a cause beyond worthy for our great state!

Stay tuned for updates as plans progress ... and thank you for your support.

Please call 406-443-2448 or email for further information.

Executive Director for CASA of Montana Appointed

Joyce Funda has been appointed as Executive Director of CASA of Montana, Inc. Sherri Rafter, President of the Board of Directors, recently issued the following announcement:

“I am very pleased to announce that Joyce Funda has been hired as the Executive Director of CASA of Montana, Inc., a position that she has filled on an interim basis since March 31, 2014. Joyce has extensive background in CASA, serving as a CASA volunteer in Flathead County for seven years, three years as a member of the Board of Directors of CASA of Montana, including one year as vice president and one year as president. She has also worked as a mediator/guardian ad litem in custody cases in Kalispell. True to her nature, Joyce has embraced the challenge of learning the job while being thrust into the melee of ongoing projects- a true trial by fire! We are very fortunate to have her drive, expertise, global insight and institutional knowledge to manage our state program.”

The Executive Director is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing all areas of CASA of Montana’s statewide operation.

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“I care deeply about CASA’s mission of providing safety, well-being and matters relating to a child’s best interests, a voice and future for abused and neglected children.  My experience as a CASA volunteer, certified mediator and guardian ad litem in parenting matters will prove to be invaluable in my new role”, stated Joyce. “Having been personally involved in cases with neglected children provides me with a different perspective on how this organization can reach even further and do even more for these children. CASA of Montana is a creative, compassionate team of intelligent individuals who work to support CASA’s 15 statewide programs to provide a voice for abused and neglected children. Working with the committed people in all the programs is what I see as the most exciting part of this journey.”

Please don’t hesitate to contact Joyce with any issues, concerns or suggestions for CASA of Montana, Inc.

CASA of Montana Specialty License Plate

Montana vehicle owners can help lift up the voices of Montana’s children. By purchasing a CASA specialty license plate, vehicle owners can now truly give a “moving” gift to support the local CASA programs that help improve the lives of vulnerable children.

You can order a plate when you renew your registration at your local licensing office. Specialty plates cost a set fee ($45) and can be renewed annually. The fee includes a $25 donation which will benefit the CASA program in the area where you purchase your plate. Every purchase of a CASA specialty license plate is a major contribution to CASA's goal of lifting up the voices and lives of abused and neglected children.

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