I am for the child.
Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect. Four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 933 community-based volunteer programs that recruit, train and support volunteers to look out for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.
Volunteers keep in touch with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, their CASA is the only constant, caring adult presence in their lives.