Friday, Mar 1, 2019
As part of March's National Social Work Month celebration, CASA recognizes and appreciates those who devote their lives to bettering the lives of others. Social workers strive to build a stronger community for all people, and CASA is a proud partner in the effort to secure a brighter future for children in the foster care system.
CASA collaborates with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and other key advocates in the child welfare system to ensure that these children's needs are met while they are in state care. CASA and DHS share a common goal - to protect the unprotected. We all work together to ensure that every child is set up for a successful, happy future.
CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds, but all have one thing in common - a passion for helping children. They are appointed to advocate for a child's best interests and get to know the child personally. Volunteers speak with everyone in the child's life including social workers, foster parents, therapists, and more so that they are able to make well-informed and holistic recommendations to the court.
We dream of a day when CASA is no longer needed because every child is safe, protected and loved. Until then, CASA will continue to work tirelessly with DHS to create a brighter, more connected future for children in the child welfare system.
To learn more about how you can be a voice for a child in need, contact Jenny Crosby at (918) 686-8199 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.