Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jan 16, 2018

Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Lewis & Clark and Broadwater Counties Co-Executive Director, Pam Young, was our speaker on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Pam explained: The mission of CASA is to provide volunteer guardians to work on behalf of abused and neglected children to promote their best interests in the pursuit of safe, permanent homes.  Drug abuse is a huge driver of the need to have someone who listens to children who have been removed from the home and then advocates for them through legal proceedings.  Children with CASA advocates spend less time in foster care, do better in school and are less likely to be bounced from home to home.  They are half as likely to re-enter foster care.  Club member, Alice Hinshaw, pictured above (L) with Pam has recently joined CASA as an advocate.  Thank you Pam and Alice!!