In becoming effective advocates, CASA/GAL volunteers become more.
When three siblings whose mother struggled with addiction were removed from their home, the oldest sister was split up from her younger siblings.
Research shows that having a stable relationship with a supportive adult can help children do well even when they have faced significant hardships.
Each year since 2016, law firm and National CASA/GAL partner Akerman LLP has granted a scholarship to help young adults who have spent time in foster care.
Each year, through the Awards of Excellence, we honor a few people and programs that inspire us to become better, and to do better, on behalf of the children we all serve.
After Johnny had been through several foster placements, CASA volunteer Darren used the skills he learned in a training to find Johnny’s sister and help her gain custody.
Thanks to his own hard work and the support of an adult with the time and initiative to enable his school success, Michael is now a full-time community college student.