Nearly 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. Many foster youth are attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteer dedicated to their case, these young people have someone by their side, speaking up for their best interests.Become a CASA
When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.Learn More
Keeping children safe in strong families and supportive communities, stabilizing a family in crisis, or, when necessary, placing a child in the best possible setting from the start, requires all of us to work together to define needs and find solutions that secure a safe, nurturing, and permanent family for every young person. For more information visit Circle of Parents.Learn More
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