Volunteer for CASA

Peggy Espinoza with CASA joined KLBK This Morning's Brittany Escobar to talk about volunteering with CASA.

In the Lubbock area, CASA served 434 children with 203 child advocate volunteers in 2013.

Meaning more than half of the 1196 children in foster care did not have CASA volunteers to speak up for them in court and in the child welfare system.

CASA needs more child advocate volunteers to speak up for our most vulnerable children and those who are our future.

The next training class begins June 24th in Lubbock.

For more information, contact Peggy at 763-2272, email peggye@lubbockcasa.org or visit http://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.

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