In 2017, the communities served by CASA of the South Plains saw a 12% increase in the number of children entering into foster care. There is a critical need for more community members to serve as CASA volunteers. A CASA volunteer, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, can help a foster child by giving them a voice and making sure their needs remain a priority during their time in the child welfare system while working to help find a safe, permanent home. Help us meet our goal of twenty new prospective volunteers for our next training class, which begins Saturday, April 7th.
“I would definitely encourage you to become a CASA. Many of these children do not have a CASA to be their Advocate and voice in the courtroom. I CASA, can you?” said Bill Fuller, CASA volunteer.
Prospective volunteers can sign up for the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, March 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office in the Reagor Dykes Headquarters at 1215 Avenue J in the second floor conference room. 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 lives of area foster children. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
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.