Shelby County CASA/GAL

Shelby County CASA/GAL has expanded throughout the years! Starting in 2002, there were 5 volunteers and 1 staff member advocating for 34 children.

Fast forward to 2023, there were 32 active volunteers and 3 staff members that advocated for 154 abused, neglected, and dependent children in Shelby County.

Shelby County CASA/GAL receives funding through the juvenile court system, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office through VOCA & SVAA grants, the Ohio CASA Association, Shelby County United Way and the annual fundraiser-Dancing with Our Stars!

Core Values

  • Advocacy – respectfully providing good advice and counsel
  • Compassion – to understand and share the needs of those we serve
  • Dedication – committed to the task at hand
  • Hope – an expectation of good things to come
  • Quality – intentional excellence in all we do

    How to Get Involved as a Volunteer

      There are more than 8,000 CASA volunteers in Ohio.

      They come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

      All CASA Volunteers are valued for teh unique strengths that contribute to their success. the need for volunteers is ongoing. Children throughout the state need caring, committed advocates.

      There are a few general requirements to become a CASA/GAL volunteer:

      • You must be 21 years of age
      • You must have a high school diploma or GED
      • You must undergo a criminal background check
      • You must complete 30 hours of pre-service training, which is provided locally by the program

      Contact us to find out more about becoming a volunteer today.


      Board Members

      • Leah Shreves, Chair
      • Eileen Hix, Vice-Chair
      • Misty Drake
      • Colleen Gong
      • Mickey Hamer
      • Marti Phelan
      • Diann Rodrigues
      • Scott Roomes
      • Beth Winegardner