CASA of Terrebonne currently has 45 volunteers working with children. But there are 61 children on the waiting list who don’t yet have a volunteer to advocate for them.
A growing focus of Buckner’s work is helping families in distress.
Texas CASA is a network of 69 local CASA programs serving children in 208 Texas counties.
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The committee will focus on four areas: statuary, organizational, management and protocol.
The big problem for CASA these days is that the number of foster care children increases each month.
The Goldsteins and their state-authorized FFTA agency have dedicated their lives to helping birth parents, adoptive parents and, of course, children.
The program, which has recognized more than 1,700 award winners since 1999, raises public awareness about the difference adoption can make in the life of a child.
CASA volunteers are trained and supported by professional caseworkers to handle whatever happens.
Recently, Guadagni started a program for foster youths who leave the system.
State officials say the funds announced Tuesday will be used to improve child welfare programs.
Authorities are intending to create an electronic database of orphaned children under the age of 23.
Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
"Our No. 1 goal is to reunite children with their birth families" says Jan Ballard with DFCS.
Because many of the children have behavioral or medical conditions, Harrison works closely with schools to make sure the child can thrive.
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