In this case, casa is not meant in the “mi casa es su casa” sense. But just as we consider our homes a place of refuge and a place to feel safe and secure, CASA L.A. is looking to provide a sense of safety and security to the segment of our society—children—who have been abandoned or neglected.
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Their mission is to “improve the lives of foster children with trained volunteer advocates.
In Los Angeles, 26,000 children “who have been abused or neglected are in the jurisdiction of the Dependency Court.” A trained CASA is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of a foster child.
Pasadena is looking to expand the numbers of volunteers in the area and to that extent they are offering an informational event on Saturday, March 15th.
CASA alleviates the feelings of abandonment and alienation that scar these young lives by harnessing the compassion and generosity of caring adults…one caring adult to one child in need.
Our most significant accomplishments happen every day—when an overlooked opportunity is found, a service is secured, or an adult connection is made that will help to keep a child safe and give him or her an opportunity to succeed in life. (CASALA.org)
CASA Informational Event
Saturday, March 15th, 11 a.m.-noon
Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena