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Help kids in the court system

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are brought into the court system. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own, and even people assigned to their case change frequently. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment and prison as adults. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn’t continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. CASA volunteers are a voice for these children in court, and the result is that a child is placed into a safe, permanent, loving home where he/she can thrive. CASA volunteers are ordinary people who are committed to doing what is best for a child. All our volunteers are trained in courtroom procedure, social services, the juvenile justice system and the special needs of abused and neglected children. As an advocate, you will investigate the family situation, help the child understand what is going on, make recommendations to the court and be there to support the child through the process. Often the CASA is the only adult who is there for the child from the beginning to the resolution – a safe, permanent home.If you have what it takes to help a child like this, please call for more information. A new training class starts early June. Contact Kyle Anne McIntyre at (970) 485-2323.


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