Each week on the South Plains at least 10 children enter the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. These children need Advocates who can be a voice for their well-being. CASA of the South Plains is excited to launch a new volunteer recruitment campaign, 50 in 50. CASA’s goal is to recruit fifty new volunteer Advocates in the next fifty days. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, give a voice to foster kids who need someone that will look out for their best interest.
CASA is encouraging all interested individuals to attend a CASA 101 informational session at #24 Briercroft Office Park. The first informational session is scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a great, no-obligation introduction to CASA and its mission. CASA staff and current Advocates will be on hand to discuss the increasing need for volunteers, what it means to be a CASA, and how community members can help make a difference in the life of area foster children. Lunch will be provided to attendees. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, July 22nd at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I wish every child in my court had a CASA Advocate. The information CASA Advocates gather and provide to the court is critical in my decision-making…and is truly a good indicator of what is in the best interest of these children,” said Judge Kara L. Darnell, Associate Judge for the South Plains Foster Care Cluster Court.
For questions or for more information about how to become a CASA, please contact Amanda Norfleet, Recruitment Director at (806) 763-2272 or via email at email@example.com.