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All over the United States, adults and children have been quarantined for weeks with people who hurt them.

CASA of Southern Connecticut is participating in the Great Give and #GiveTuesdayNow through the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. We ask folks to consider donating now and appreciate donations already received! Contributions are encouraged anytime, but unique donors by May 6 will help qualify us for matching incentives.

Like volunteering to be Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), this is a valuable way to support our work in the New Haven area, with opportunities across the state as well.

We are part of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children and Connecticut CASA Association networks.

Amid COVID-19 and during Volunteer Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Josiah Brown of CASA of Southern Connecticut discusses the CASA movement and volunteer action more broadly--in the New Haven Register/Hearst Connecticut Media.

Our training and advocacy are continuing, despite physical distancing.

Amid COVID-19 and the advent of Volunteer Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Josiah Brown of CASA of Southern Connecticut discusses the CASA movement and volunteer action more broadly--in the Connecticut Mirror.

COVID-19 is putting our communities under extraordinary pressure. As we all scramble to adjust to our new realities, we must be especially mindful of risks that prolonged school closures and social distancing policies will pose to the safety and security of our most vulnerable children.

Connecticut CASA Executive Director Lauren Messner gives interview on Eyewitness News 3 detailing the CASA program and how you can get involved in Connecticut

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.

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally

    261,700

  • National Volunteers

    85,000

  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance

    4297

  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates

    45

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