Save the date! The Indiana State CASA / GAL Conference, "More Than Words," will be held on October 1st of this year. More information will be forthcoming.
In order to illustrate and bring awareness to the need for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in our local community, Advocates for Children will be regularly highlighting one case each month which is currently on our waiting list. Identifying information has been altered in order to protect the privacy of the families involved in these cases.read more"It's been a record year for Advocates for Children," says the agency's Community Outreach Coordinator, Rick Scalf. "Our advocates are serving more children than ever before. We've already reached 654 children in 2016; that's only 16 fewer kids than we served in all of last year."Advocates for Children recruits, trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in Bartholomew, Decatur and Jennings counties. These volunteers work with children who have been removed from their homes after becoming the victims of child abuse and neglect, making sure that the children's best interest remains front and center during their time in the child protection system. That's been a big job lately.read more
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