Join Voices for CASA Children and CASA of Maricopa County at our upcoming fall information session to learn more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Together, we have an aggressive goal for 2016 — to recruit at least 250 new CASA volunteers to provide a Voice for abused and neglected children in Arizona state dependency.
In Maricopa County alone, there are nearly 13,000 children in foster care. With 550 CASA volunteers serving less than 700 children, that means fewer than one out of every ten children are fortunate enough to be appointed an advocate. The number of children in care continues to rise, putting further burden on the Arizona child welfare system and creating an even greater need for volunteer advocates. Children with a CASA volunteer are more likely to receive services, spend less time in the child welfare system and are less likely to return to foster care.
For many vulnerable children, their CASA volunteer is the only constant during a frightening, uncertain time. An advocate can make an immediate and critical impact on a lost and voiceless child’s life. You can’t change a child’s past, but you can change a child’s future.
At this information session, you’ll be able to get all your questions answered by program staff, meet current CASA volunteers and even tour Western Spirit, Arizona’s new must-see attraction. Scottsdale’s Museum of the West was voted “Best Western Art Museum in the Nation” by True West magazine for its “extraordinary exhibitions and dedication to Western art and culture”. Complimentary parking will be available.
Thursday, October 20th
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Presentation
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Q&A / Museum tours
To attend this special event, please complete our registration form on Eventbrite by Friday, October 14th.
We look forward to seeing you on October 20th!