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Now is the time to stand up for children in foster care

The Lubbock region continues to rank as one of the highest in the state of Texas of confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect. CASA Volunteers play a pivotal role in the life of a child in foster care by making sure they have a voice who will represent their best interest. A CASA Volunteer, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, helps children in foster care navigate the child welfare system and ensure their needs are being met while working to help find a safe, permanent home. The demand for more CASA Volunteers is urgent. CASA of the South Plains needs the community’s help to meet the challenge of 50 new CASA volunteers in 50 days before this vital recruitment campaign ends on September 25th.

CASA of the South Plains will host a CASA 101 informational session on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the TECH Ground Floor Coffee House at 1215 Avenue J. 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.

CASA 101 attendees interested in becoming a CASA volunteer can also begin the application and sign-up process. Training classes can fill up quickly and space is limited.

To attend, please register at www.casaofthesouthplains.org or contact Kristen Mata, Recruitment Director, by Friday, September 14th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at kristenm@casaofthesouthplains.org.

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