Provided by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is eager to host a free Lunch and Learn at First Bank & Trust on 98th on Monday, March 10 from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided to people who attend the informal gathering to visit with a child advocate and one of the judges who hears the foster care cases. This is an effort to teach the public about the dire need for volunteers and to explain what a child advocate does as a volunteer.
"FirstBank and Trust supports CASA's initiative to be the voice for children in the foster care system," said Melissa Raney, AVP Lending Assistant. "CASA needs many more volunteers, and we want to help them recruit exceptional people."
The next training class begins March 31st in Lubbock, and volunteers are needed for the more than 700 children who do not have child advocates. For more information, contact Peggy at 806.763.2272 or visit www.casaofthesouthplains.org <http://www.casaofthesouthplains.org>.
When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate®. The volunteer assists in navigating the way for abused and neglected children-out of the complex, overburdened child welfare system and into safe, permanent homes.