As of 2018, there were approximately 437,283 children in foster care, nationwide. That is a lot of children who may not have someone to advocate on their behalf in court.
Our fourth, and final interview highlighting extraordinary women who are making the world a better place, this is grass roots work at it's most fundamental practice.
Court Appointed Special Advocates originated in Seattle, Washington where, in 1977, a Superior Court Judge, David Soukup, developed a pilot program for volunteer advocates, named Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA volunteers, who would be trained to serve as the “eyes and ears” of the judge into the environments and circumstances of abused and neglected children and to serve as the voice for each child in Court.
In this episode, The Two Jess(es) sit down for a REAL conversation with Fairfax County, Virginia CASA Executive Director, Darcy Hubbard about the life changing work a committed volunteer can make in a child's life who has been passed through the system.
An informative episode about the possibilities of impacting at risk youth through the practice of advocacy and collaboration.
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