Be a CASA, Change a Life. Spring Training Starts March 28
Funders Forum Collaborative Awards $15,000 to CASA
Thanks to Funders Forum, The Delaware County CASA Program received $15,000 to assist with the launch of a Family Recovery Court in Delaware County. Family Recovery Courts have been identified across the state and nation as an effective model to achieve positive outcomes for families with children in the welfare system due to parental substance abuse. Each time you see a message about CASA keep in mind:
Thank you to each organization that makes up the Funders Forum Collaborative!
Learn more about the impact of the Opioid Crisis and what you can do to help.
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality.
“If I didn’t have the support system that I have, I don’t know exactly where I would be. Family, that was not an option, so I would probably be in a Shelter somewhere.” ~ Shumeka Moore
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.