Congrats to this month’s nonprofit beneficiary: CASA El Dorado
CASA El Dorado provides support, empowerment, and a voice for abused, neglected, and at-risk community youth and families. The heart of their program is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a specially trained and supervised community volunteer who’s appointed by a juvenile court judge.
CASA advocates make a difference in the lives of children by researching and monitoring cases involving children in foster care and the juvenile justice system. The advocates build caring, consistent relationships with their “CASA kids” by spending time with them and gathering information about their life so they can report back to the judge.
By elevating the child’s voice in court, the judge can make more informed decisions as to what services and support are in the child’s best interest—decisions that can have life-altering ramifications.
“We’re incredibly grateful to serve in a community that unites over like-minded goals. Working with our local partners, we can more effectively help break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect, help stabilize families and homes, and improve the lives of our most vulnerable community youth,” notes CASA El Dorado Executive Director Amy Pooley.
Since CASA El Dorado’s inception in 1992, the organization has served over 3,500 children.
For more information and to get involved, visit casaeldorado.org.
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Group photo with check by Ray Burgess ©stylemediagroup. CASA El Dorado photos courtesy of CASA El Dorado.