Each year, nearly 500 children in Bartholomew, Decatur and Jennings counties enter the child protection system because their families are in crises. Through no fault of their own, these children have been removed from their homes, and placed in a system that, filled though it is with caring individuals, is often ill-equipped to guarantee that their needs are met.
The solution to this dilemma is a Court Appointed Special Advocate - a CASA volunteer. Men and women from all walks of life, CASA volunteers provide these children with a powerful voice in the courtroom. Often the only stable adult influence in these children's lives, CASA volunteers work to ensure that each child finds his or her way as quickly as possible into the caring embrace of a safe, loving, and permanent home.
This April, Advocates for Children will host a training class for new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. This month's class will be held during daytime hours and will meet three times a week throughout the month. At the end of this course, volunteers will be fully prepared to take their first case.
If you are interested in joining the ranks of these everyday heroes, you can RSVP here, and complete the initial intake form by following this link.
Get your tickets 4th annual Crooners for CASA fundraiser for Advocates for Children!
In this fun-filled event, teams of local "superstars" put on karaoke-style performances for your entertainment and YOU help to select the winners with your pledges.
This event always sell out quickly, so reserve your seat - or your table - today!
All proceeds from this event directly support Advocates for Children's important work on behalf of local victims of child abuse and neglect.
7 volunteers took the final step in becoming advocates for local victims of child abuse and neglect on Monday evening. At the Bartholomew County Courthouse, Juvenile Magistrate Heather Mollo led these volunteers in the oath that officially made them Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).read moreAdvocates for Children received an extra gift this holiday season, with the announcement of a new partnership for 2017 with Family Chiropractic and Wellness of Columbus, Indiana. Family Chiropractic has selected the agency as its sponsored charity for the year, and will assist throughout the year to spread the word about the agency's work on behalf of area victims of child abuse and neglect.read more
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