Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Inc. office is located in Madison, Indiana. We serve both Jefferson and Ripley Counties. Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Inc. is a member of the National CASA Association and the Indiana GAL/CASA network.
Each year in these counties, nearly 200 abused and/or neglected children face the future without a home to call their own. These children are often placed in some form of foster care, whether it is with a foster family or a group home placement. However, many of these children, who have been proven to be abused and/or neglected, are left in their homes where the abuse occurred. These children have done nothing wrong, but are simply victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. As reports of abuse and neglect crowd court dockets, more and more children are thrust into the confusing maze of the system. In the state of Indiana, the statistics show that incidents of child abuse have increased consistently each year for the past 3 years.
Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Inc. is helping to make a difference through the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteer program. These volunteers are recruited and trained to advocate for the best interest of children both inside and outside of the courtroom. They work with attorneys, mental health professionals, and service providers to meet the needs of these children and help them find safe, permanent homes.