This spring, over 100 local CASA and GAL programs across the country are holding Forgotten Children events to find solutions for America’s children in foster care. These compelling events feature hundreds of life size posters of children, each holding a personal message from an actual foster child.
Let’s all stand up for foster kids, so they will stand a chance. Visit www.nationalcasa.org for more information.
Please join our Forgotten Children campaign and make a lifelong difference for a child.” Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw
Trained Volunteer Advocates speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system and are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible. By matching trained community volunteers with children, CASA ensures that the needs and best interests of these children are met. Casa Volunteer Advocates also can improve the decision-making ability of Family Court judges regarding these children. Volunteering for CASA is a rewarding experience says Volunteer Advocate Judy from New Jersey, “The CASA program addresses one of the most compelling problems of our society, narrows it to one small child and allows me to enter that life and make a difference.”
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The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Inc. has been operating since 1995. It was established by Mary, a foster care provider and mother of three, after grieving the death of a foster child who once resided in her home. Her mission was to work to prevent “even one more child from falling through the cracks of our child welfare proceedings.” The program operated on a small scale it its early years of existence.
In July of 2001, after receiving a grant from the National CASA Association, CASA of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Inc. revitalized its board, hired new staff, and increased its overall operating capacity. Today, CASA of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Inc. is serving over 260 children.