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The mission of CASA of the River Region is to be the voice for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. Our Vision is to serve every child in the River Region by providing them with a caring and competent trained volunteer.

CASA of the River Region County

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region will provide abused, neglected or abandoned children with a highly trained volunteer to advocate for the child’s best interest before family courts in the River Region, Alabama. Our volunteers will be recruited, screened and trained by paid staff. Our staff and volunteers will then work in conjunction with the judges, lawyers, and social workers to help ensure children receive appropriate care and support while navigating the court, child welfare, and foster care systems.


Volunteer training and
continuing education


Public awareness


Legislative and
governmental advocacy

CASA of the River Region is 1 of 23 counties in the state of Alabama that serve abused and neglected children in their communities.

You can help Change A Child’s Story with CASA of the River Region.


In 1977, Judge David Soukup, a Seattle juvenile court judge, was concerned that there was too little information available to base life-changing decisions about the safety, permanency and well-being of children. To address this problem, he conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. A CASA pilot program was formed to recruit and train community volunteers based on Judge Soukup’s idea.
In 1982, the national CASA Association was established to direct CASA’s emerging national presence. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Read more about the history of the CASA movement.
On September 24, 1993, representatives from the then three local CASA programs (Jefferson, Madison, and Shelby) met and voted to establish a formal Alabama State CASA Network. As a result, the Alabama CASA Network, Inc. was incorporated in 1997.
CASA of Montgomery County was founded in 2020.
Expanded service to Elmore County and renamed CASA of the River Region in 2023.


Board of Directors


Dalton Dismukes


Vice President
Terri Reynolds


Ryan Beesley


Callie Dietz


Board Member
Mary Jeter


Board Member
Ronda Cherry


Board Member
Katie Beth McCarthy


Board Member
Gina Allen


Board Member
Jacquelyn Tomlinson



Executive Director
Charity Alpert

Charity Alpert serves as the new Executive Director of CASA of the River Region. She has been with the program since its infancy, attending the first training class of volunteer advocates. She completed her first case in August of 2020. In her role as director, Charity leads a team of trained community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates in the Juvenile Court system, where they advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Charity was born and raised in Montgomery, AL and has had a deep passion for the welfare of children for over 25 years. After earning an Associate’s degree in Childhood Education from Bethany Divinity College, she served in various capacities in the community from volunteer to paid positions within the childcare field. In the business world, Charity managed a court reporting firm in Montgomery for 15 years, developing professional relationships in the legal community. She attended training through the National Court Reporters Association and became a Certified Manager of Reporting Services in 2002. Since 2011, Charity has served in the nonprofit sector, in various capacities. It was her work with an orphanage that ignited her passion for meeting the needs of abused and neglected children. She began orphan advocacy training with CAFO (Christian Alliance For Orphans) and ultimately began the process of adopting a child into her own family.

Charity’s background in business, nonprofit sector work, and childhood advocacy brings the perfect balance to this program.
To contact her, please email or 334-329-8584.

Contact Us

CASA of the River Region

1111 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108


Phone: 334-329-8584

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We advocate for abused and/or neglected children in the River Region.

Join us for CASA's Superhero 5K & Fun Run on 11/2/2024 at Downtown Montgomery's Riverwalk Stadium! Sign up today and make a difference in a child's life. #CASAFunRun ... See MoreSee Less
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Mission Monday: We’re excited to reintroduce ourselves and our mission.Since 2020, CASA of the River Region has trained and paired volunteers to be the voice for abused and neglected children in Family Court. #MissionMonday #CASARiverRegion #ChangeaChildsStory #volunteer #advocate ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget about our Open House tomorrow! Inviting all young professionals who have a passion for helping children in our community!We would love to meet you! Come hear about being a part of a board that exists to support the mission and values of CASA while increasing awareness and raising funds to support our advocacy. For ages 21 - 40 ... See MoreSee Less
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