Abused and neglected children need a powerful voice.
You can give them one.
The girl who no longer comes to school. Because she’s been removed from an abusive home. The boy who is overmedicated. Because he was “acting out” after being separated from his sisters and brothers. The child whose name nobody knows. Because it’s her eighth school in four years.
These are the children we fight for. Children who have been taken from their homes, through no fault of their own. Children not adequately protected by an overburdened and underfunded child welfare system. Children desperate for a trained, compassionate, consistent adult who can be their powerful voice.
That adult is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate. A trusted adult who is empowered to ensure that each child is well cared for—able to find a safe, loving, permanent home with an adopted family, extended family, our returned to their birth parents when it is safe to re-unite. An adult they can trust, in the words of one youth, to “keep showing up.”
Today in Lane County, 400 children have a CASA volunteer. But more than 300 do not. We fight for all these children. And we will keep fighting until every child in the system has a CASA volunteer. Every single one. Join us!