Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

August 18, 2012

Letters to the Editor 8/18/12

Help a kid

To the Editor: A CASA volunteer is directly empowered by the courts to provide one-to-one advocacy for abused and neglected children.

A child with a CASA volunteer is:

• Half as likely to re-enter foster care;

• Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care;

• More likely to do better in school;

• More likely to be adopted.

• More likely to have a positive attitude towards the future, an ability to work with others and to resolve conflicts

Since its founding by a family court judge in 1977, CASA for Children has helped assure a safe transition to a loving home for more than 2 million children in foster care. Here are a few more numbers:

• 946 community-based CASA programs;

• 77,000 CASA volunteers;

• 234,000 children served in 2010;

• 7.5 fewer months spent in foster care;

• $23 savings to the taxpayer for each $1 used to train and supervise a CASA volunteer. (Information provided by National CASA)

A new training class begins Sept. 10 through 14.

To volunteer please contact Shannon Dunn at (903)872-3772, or by email at sdunn@kidadvocates.org.

Shannon Dunn

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