“What family reunification services tries to do is try to prepare the child and the mother, father, parent, to reconnect and bridge the divide that’s caused by the absence that the prison enforces,” said Miller.
These awards honor volunteers, staff, judges and others who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to provide best-interest advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
“I hope that through the celebration of this day, people nationwide will have the chance to better understand the critical role a CASA/GAL volunteer plays in the lives of young people,” said National CASA/GAL CEO Tara Lisa Perry.
National CASA/GAL is also celebrating its 40th anniversary and impact, advocating for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
May is National Foster Care Month. With more than 407,000 children entering the system on any given day, National CASA/GAL is thankful for foster families.
National CASA/GAL hosted New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Land, in a thought-provoking virtual dialogue with hundreds of CASA/GAL state and local program staff and volunteers.
National CASA/GAL invites individuals to participate at their own pace and time, by walking or running wherever they are, on either Saturday or Sunday.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which recognizes the importance of communities working together proactively to prevent child abuse or neglect by helping to strengthen and support families.