In Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval has declared today, Feb. 18, Speak up for a Child Day.
According to an article in the Nevada Appeal, the day is in honor of the 4,965 childen in the foster care system in Nevada.
The govenor declared, “These children have the right to an advocate to represent their best interests, to speak up for them and to help ensure that they arrive at a safe, permanent home in a timely manner.”
The day began with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Nevada Legislature with different events planned to inform legislators of the importance of CASA.
This Speak up for a Child Day is a great way to bring awareness to the thousands of children in the foster care system. Even though the day is only celebrated in Nevada that doesn’t mean you can’t remember those children in the system.