They are everyday realities of children in the foster care and child welfare system. A system full of devoted and deeply caring people that is simply too overburdened and under resourced to protect the rights and needs of vulnerable children.
A CASA volunteer is a specially trained advocate, appointed by a judge, who fights for the rights of children during the most vulnerable time of their young lives. A trusted adult empowered to ensure that each child is well cared for—able to find a safe, loving, permanent home. But 60 percent of the children who need a CASA volunteer do not have one. Almost half a million children in the United States don’t have the hope a CASA volunteer can offer.
Every child in the foster care and child welfare system should have a CASA volunteer. You can help us in this quest by providing the critical financial support, by becoming a CASA volunteer yourself, or by letting us know we can rely upon you when critical policy decisions are being made.
CASA Kids Program is one place where a single individual..
YOU .. can make all the difference.
The Family Support Program provides child advocacy to deprived children who have been placed in the custody of a relative caregiver through a Juvenile Court Order. Our goal is to prevent re-abuse and promote a permanent home.
The Court Connection Program provides child advocacy and recommendations o the Judge in custody cases (divorce proceedings or custody modification) in Superior Court or Family Court.