CASA of the South Plains is nearing the end of its Fifty in Fifty campaign but still needs community volunteers to provide Advocates to area foster youth. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, speak up for the well-being of foster children.
CASA of the South Plains empowers community members to serve as volunteer Advocates that speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Court appointed special advocates are community members just like you and I who ensure each foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these most vulnerable children.
- More than 90% of children with CASA Advocates never re-enter the child welfare system.
- Children with a CASA Advocate spend 5 months less in foster care.
- CASA Advocates donated 9,296 hours in 2014, saving county taxpayers more than $370,960 in county paid attorney fees.
How You Can Help
- Become a CASA Advocate-more than 700 children are without the assistance of an Advocate in the South Plains area alone.
2) Become a CASA donor-it costs CASA $1,500 to recruit and train each Advocate.
3) Host a CASA 101-CASA will come to your business and educate your staff about its mission and goals.
To learn how to become an Advocate or to donate, please visit http://www.casaofthesouthplains.com or call 763-2272.