Be a CASA Volunteer
Give A Child A Voice!
FourthJudicial District CASA
Special points of interest:
KIDS COUNT REPORT
Be the Voice of a Child today!
All of us can support the measures which help children on a macro-level. We can also work on a micro-level, in our own community, through programs such as CASA, to provide a voice for children. These children are at the mercy of the adults in their lives, and the system, through no fault of their own. If you would like more information on how you can join CASA's efforts, please call 454-0223 or go to the National CASA website.
Be CASA Donor
Programs such as CASA cannot continue to exist without the support and generosity of our local community members and businesses.
It is with your help that we are able to train volunteers to be able to advocate for the neglected and abused children in our community. So thank you for being part of the process of giving those children a voice.
Become a CASA volunteer. Call 454-0223 for more information on how you can be the voice of a child in our community!
Volunteers Attending the CLI
We were fortunate this year to have five of our dedicated volunteers, along with our Executive Director, Dr. Phyllis Martinez , attend the Children’s Law institute in Albuquerque. The CLI is an annual conference which presents updated information on children’s issues, especially pertaining to legal issues. Attendees include attorneys, judges, social workers, CASA volunteers and others who work with children. This year’s conference featured topics such as The Rights of Parents of Children With Disabilities, Suicide Prevention Protocols for Youth, Reducing the Use of Psychotropic Medications In Foster Care, Restorative Justice, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and The Youth Attorney Role. The Volunteers who attended were Judy Bennett, Don Bennett, Meg Fondy, Janis Schneider and Jon Schneider. They will be presenting what they learned to their fellow volunteers at our next volunteer meeting. We appreciate their taking three days to attend.
Do you know what it feels like to not know where you will be living from day to day? What your house will look like? Who will be picking you up from school? What the name of the food is that is placed in front of you? Where your parents, or your brothers and sisters or the little cat you loved so much is? Do you know how it feels to wake alone, in a strange house, in the middle of the night, and wonder what you did wrong to cause people come and take you away from your parents?
For children in foster care these are but a few of the things that go through their minds. As a CASA volunteer you can help a child as they go through the system You
can be a point of stability for them.
Step up. Be a voice for a child! To find out more about how you can be a CASA volunteer, call 454-0223 or come by 18 Gallegos Rd., Las Vegas, NM. A child will thank you!!
P.O. Box 1495
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Currently there are over 2,300 children in foster care in New Mexico. Over 700 of them are eligible and waiting to be adopted. Most of these youths have suffered physically, sexually or emotionally from abuse, neglect or abandonment by family members. As a CASA volunteer you can be a powerful voice for these young victims in foster care.
We’re on the WEB: www.casafourthnm.org
P. O. 1495
18 Gallegos Rd
Las Vegas, N.M. 87701
Phone: 505 454 0223
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