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Volunteer Advocates for Children in Foster Care

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301 West 1st Street

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As part of LA Law Library’s Pro Bono Week celebration, you will learn about the how there are over 30,000 children in the Los Angeles County foster care system, many having been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children are forced to move from home to home and each time adjust to new caregivers, new schools, new teachers and new social circles. Many of them deal with this alone, but they don’t have to! A Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) is a trained, dedicated and caring community volunteer, who has the opportunity to broadly influence the life of a foster child by advocating across many important life issues, including permanent placement, health care, education, and enrichment activities. Many more children can thrive with the intensive intervention of a CASA volunteer. This class will teach you what you need to know to begin the process of becoming a volunteer advocate, so you can help reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect.

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Camrin Christensen, Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach, CASA of Los Angeles (http://casala.org/)

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:

LA Law Library provides access to legal resources and assistance with legal research. LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

For more information please visit http://probonoweek.lalawlibrary.org or call 213.784.7372

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