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Every day, we are working diligently to evolve our plans so that we can provide the best possible advocacy for the more than 271,000 children served by the CASA/GAL network.

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The post A Message from Tara Perry, CEO, National CASA/GAL Association for Children appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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The post 2020 National CASA/GAL Annual Conference: Fostering Futures appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, are volunteers who speak for the more than 4,000 children in the Connecticut foster care system. As of late, the opioid epidemic has fueled this crisis. But no matter the circumstances, children in the system need someone to speak up for them in the legal system, and that’s where CASAs come in.

In this 15-minute video, WTNH TV News 8’s Ann Nyberg speaks with the newly-appointed Executive Director for CASA Southern Connecticut, Josiah Brown, about the necessary and vital work CASA volunteers do.

CASA is a national organization now growing in CT. To find out how you can get involved and make a difference in a foster child’s life, please email: info[at]casasouthct[dot]org.

“Dr. Bell is nationally recognized for his tremendous impact on communities across the country because of his laudable work in the area of child welfare,” said National CASA/GAL Association CEO Tara Perry.

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The post Dr. William C. Bell re-elected board chair, National CASA/GAL Association For Children appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

As we speak, in February, 2020, more than 4 thousand children in Connecticut from birth to age 18 are in foster care. The current opioid epidemic has greater fueled this crisis. Children need advocates, someone to help speak for them, in the legal system, and that’s where CASA comes in. CASA stands for “Court Appointed Special Advocates.” This is a national organization, but it’s just landing in Connecticut.
Hundreds of volunteers, selfless men and women, are needed for these kids caught in turmoil.
On NYBERG, we talk to the newly appointed Executive Director for Southern Connecticut, Josiah Brown.

(Links to a 15-minute video interview and to a 1-minute National CASA public service announcement are included.)

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The post The National CASA/GAL Association for Children welcomes Atlanta executive David Todd to board of trustees appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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The post The National CASA/GAL Association for Children welcomes nonprofit executive Rita Soronen to board of trustees appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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The post The National CASA/GAL Association for Children welcomes Atlanta businesswoman Dr. Sylvia Delley to board of trustees appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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The post National CASA/GAL Association for Children announces domain change to nationalcasagal.org appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

New Haven Independent report on $100,000 grant from National CASA to CASA of Southern Connecticut for 2020--with information on the organization's progress in 2019, new website, leadership, and developments for 2020

Lauren Messner, executive director of the Connecticut CASA Association, is interviewed by Fox 61's Matt Scott; in this video, she discusses the CASA movement, new programs CASA of Northern Connecticut and CASA of Southern Connecticut, and the established CASA of Southwest Connecticut program already serving children in foster care in Fairfield County.

New Haven Register article on $100,000 grant from National CASA to CASA of Southern Connecticut for 2020, and how it builds on momentum the organization showed in 2019

Opinion piece by Josiah H. Brown, executive director of CASA of Southern Connecticut, in the Connecticut Mirror--an extended version that addresses Adoption Month, ACEs, and how CASA volunteers can make a difference

The 21st annual Angels in Adoption® event, honors and celebrates the extraordinary efforts of individuals, couples and organizations who work tirelessly to advocate for children in need of a family.

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Opinion piece by Josiah H. Brown, executive director of CASA of Southern Connecticut, in Hearst Media CT publications

Opinion article by Joette Katz, former Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, in the Chronicle of Social Change and Connecticut Mirror

In becoming effective advocates, CASA/GAL volunteers become more.

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The post CASA/GAL volunteers are more than a voice in court appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

When three siblings whose mother struggled with addiction were removed from their home, the oldest sister was split up from her younger siblings.

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The post Siblings reunited through advocacy and family support appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

Isenhower is a Navy veteran, businessman, and civic leader in the greater Seattle community and is the owner of the Bothell Chick-fil-A in the Seattle area.

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The post The National CASA/GAL Association welcomes Seattle-area businessman Matt Isenhower to board of trustees appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

Research shows that having a stable relationship with a supportive adult can help children do well even when they have faced significant hardships.

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The post Transgender Sacramento youth leans on advocate for support appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

Laws banning or limiting suspension and expulsion for preschoolers are not enough

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally

    271,800

  • National Volunteers

    93,300

  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance

    4297

  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates

    46

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