CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, speak for the children who are at risk in the child welfare system. Just last year in Marion County, Indiana, there were 1,000 fewer children entering the foster care system than there were at the beginning of 2015. With so many children coming to the system because of increased domestic violence and an increased use of heroin, the CASA are essential to search out the best interest of each child. CASA volunteers stay with the children throughout their time in foster care. Even while social workers and others come and go, the CASA assigned to a child stays with that child until they are returned to their families, age out of the system, or are adopted. CASA opportunities are available in all 50 states.
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