Proud supporter of children’s advocacy
The Children’s Advocacy Alliance provides hope, healing, and a voice for justice for abused and neglected children in central Arkansas. The Ozark Moonshine Festival is honored to serve this vital outreach through media awareness, and by raising funds at our annual festival.
We also support other regional CASA programs through outreach events across the state. To learn more about these special partnerships, visit our Outreach page:
What is CAA?
The Children’s Advocacy Alliance oversees the central Arkansas region of two programs:
- Central Arkansas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the 20th Judicial District recruits and trains local advocates to stand up for abused and neglected children. They represent the child’s best interests in court, and help them find safe, permanent homes.
- Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) provide a safe and neutral environment for children to undergo forensic interviews, therapy sessions, medical exams, and advocacy services. All services are provided at NO cost to the child and family.
You can visit their website to at http://hopeandjustice.org to learn more.
Want to give directly? Make your donation to CAA online using the link below.
What is CASA?
Our organization supports other children’s advocacy programs through our statewide outreach. CASA (“Court Appointed Special Advocates”) is a national initiative with independent state & regional programs that recruit and train local child advocates in the community.
These specially-trained volunteers are appointed by a judge to stand up for abused & neglected children, represent their best interests in court, and provide compassionate support through the entire process.
CASA programs work closely with local law enforcement, child welfare agencies, and other community organizations to ensure the child’s needs are met, and that they have the best chance for a safe, healthy, & happy future.
Learn more, and find a CASA program near you:
Arkansas CASA: http://www.arkansascasa.net/
National CASA: https://nationalcasagal.org/
To raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, we offer “Revenuer Badges” for purchase with your event admission. 100% of proceeds benefit Central Arkansas CAA.
Skip the badge at your own risk…you might end up in “jail”!
During Prohibition, there were two types of people that became famous, the “Revenuers” (a.k.a. the police) and the “Bootleggers” who sold illegal moonshine.
Each attendee will choose to be a “Revenuer” or take a chance as a “Bootlegger.” Upon entry to the festival, you will have an opportunity to buy a pin-on badge or a t-shirt with a badge to stay out of jail (this purchase will be good for both days of the festival). If you don’t purchase a badge, you will be considered a “Bootlegger.” There will be Official Revenuers out and about looking for Bootleggers.
Anyone caught without a badge will be taken to jail! The jail will be located in the Entertainment District for all to see. Your bail will be determined by the jailor/judge on duty. Then, you must raise some cash by contacting family and friends or simply begging passersby for donations to get out of jail. If you choose to be a Revenuer, be sure you check in at the jail regularly and help your Bootleggin’ friends post bail. 100% of the money collected from badges and bail will go to CAA.
Interested in more ways to help? Visit our Volunteers page to review our online application, or to contact our Volunteer Coordinator team!