Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Inc. has two offices in Madison, Indiana and Batesville, 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 300 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. That's where we step in. We advocate for every child ensuring their voice is heard and their best interest is a priority.
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, service providers, and the Department of Child Services to meet the needs of these children and help them find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.