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Help these children!! Join CASA!!

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. 

Basically, you are an extra set of ears and eyes for the judge. You gather information about a child abuse or neglect type of case, then you report to the judge your findings and recommendations. You work for the JUDGE. Not CPS, not a lawyer. 

How do you become a CASA?

You fill out an application, you get an interview, you go through pretraining, training, post-training, then you get sorn in at your district's court house.

There simply aren't enough volunteers. These children need you! 

Go to this website for more information.. http://www.casaforchildren.org/site/c.mtJSJ7MPIsE/b.5301295/k.BE9A/Home.htm


Being a CASA, you can help prevent things like this from happening:


Or maybe if this child had a CASA, he wouldn't STILL be longing for a family, at age 15:


PLEASE, help these children. I am a CASA. You can become one too!


by on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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yayasdaughter
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

BUMP!

yayasdaughter
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

BUMP!

DonnaNoble
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM
I couldn't handle it emotionally, bit here's a bump for you.
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yayasdaughter
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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Thank you for the bump. It's appreciated :)

Quoting DonnaNoble:

I couldn't handle it emotionally, bit here's a bump for you.



yayasdaughter
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM

BUMP!

yayasdaughter
by Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM

BUMP!

FrogSalad
by Sooze on Nov. 17, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I've been wondering about this.  Do you have to have time free during the day in order to volunteer?  I work Mon-Fri. during normal business hours. 


andiemomo3
by Andie on Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I know several people that volunteer with CASA. It's amazing to watch!  They speak for the children when no one else will.  I don't have the time now.  I hope to one day.  

andiemomo3
by Andie on Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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The three women I know that volunteer with CASA all work regular hours.  They do their visits on the weekends and occasionally have to go to court.

Quoting FrogSalad:

I've been wondering about this.  Do you have to have time free during the day in order to volunteer?  I work Mon-Fri. during normal business hours. 




krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Nov. 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I've been seriously thinking about doing this for a while. I'm not sure what's holding me back. 

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