CASA 101: Information Session in Comanche Thursday, June 27th at 5:30 PM
This informational meeting will be held at Reunion Center in downtown Comanche, 111 S Austin St. If you would like to know more about Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, the difference they make to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse/neglect, the prerequisites, training provided, commitments, duties, and approximate time involved…please join us this afternoon. Every child in substitute care should have a CASA to stand by their side, to make sure their voice is heard and their best interest is the focus in court hearings and throughout the process. A CASA volunteer is a consistent, safe adult presence in the lives of these children when all else is turned upside down. A CASA volunteer gets to know the child, as well as everyone involved in the child’s life, and advocates for that child (or sibling group) in all areas. These advocates receive no monetary compensation. Their only purpose in being there is to be a safeguard for the best interest of the child to whom they are appointed. They are the eyes and ears of the court…or at least an additional set of them, a set who can give sustained time and focus to one child or one case. These children are not the children of the state or someone else’s children. They are the children of our community. They go to school with our children and grandchildren. And what has happened to them and how they heal from it (or do not) will impact our community for years to come. It is summer, the end of June, but children in care have no summer break from being in limbo, from the anxiety of wondering what will happen to them. They need permanence. It is our mission to train and support quality volunteers who speak out for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court in an effort to find each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Do you have what it takes to be a CASA? Take the first step by coming today.