I am for the child...
who’s had seven addresses in a single year. Because she is in foster care. Because her father abused her. And because her mother couldn’t believe her. I am for her. The child, barely 6, who is bounced not home to home, but house to house. Who, worse than no longer believing in others, no longer believes in herself. I am for that child. To listen to her. To stand up in court for her. To speak for her. To champion without compromise for what’s in her best interest. Because if I am there for her, I know she will be half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. That is the child I am for. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. I am you.
FOCUS on Youth / CASA is a 501 (c)3 a non-profit organization that recruits, screens, trains, and supports community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings.
FOCUS on Youth / CASA promotes safe, permanent homes for all children and seeks to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children through advocacy, socialization and education that reduced juvenile delinquency.