Voices for CASA celebrates 5 years serving foster children

Voices for CASA Children, which is dedicated to serving foster children and the Court Appointed Special Advocates who support them, has announced that September 2016 marks five years as a nonprofit organization in Maricopa County.

voice-for-casa-childrenSince 2011, Voices for CASA Children has worked closely with CASA of Arizona and CASA of Maricopa County to recruit, train, and retain hundreds of CASA volunteers, according to a press release.

Voices for CASA Children would like to extend its appreciation to the broad community of caring individuals and committed organizations who have offered their support since its inception. Their commitment to the CASA program in Arizona has resulted in advocacy that has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children in state dependency.

“The level of support surrounding VOICES is proof that a passionate, committed community can make a substantive difference,” said Victoria Strayer, board president for Voices for CASA Children, in the release. “It does take a village, and we would not be here today without the help we’ve received from so many, including the caring individuals, businesses, and the dedicated CASA volunteers and staff.”

“CASA” stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who are trained and certified by the Arizona Juvenile Court to serve as the eyes and ears of a judge.  These caring and dedicated advocates speak up for vulnerable children in the child welfare system to ensure they have a safe and permanent home.

Parties interested in becoming a CASA volunteer can attend VOICES next information session 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, located at 3830 N. Marshall Way.

To RSVP, e-mail info@voicesforcasachildren.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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