"Every child deserves a champion--an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."

                                                                                                         ~ Rita F. Pierson

Find your inner power by being an advocate for children

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When a child who has been abused and/or neglected is going through the court system, it can be a traumatic experience for them, a CASA volunteer is tirelessly working to guide them through safely, quickly, and effectively.

Everyone can be an advocate by taking steps to make our community safer for our children:

  • Be mindful of the signs of abuse and neglect in children, such as lack of adult supervision, extreme passivity or aggression or poor hygiene.
  • Be aware of warning signs in parents, such as showing indifference or rarely touching or looking at their child, constant verbal criticism, demands for perfection, drug use, blaming the child for family problems or other irrational behaviors.
  • If you think a child is in immediate danger, don't hesitate. Call 911.
  • If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, report your suspicions confidentially to a toll-free child abuse hotline at 1-800-932-0313.