Nonprofit in LA Asks for Volunteer Help with Foster Children

Ameera Butt
December 10, 2019 - 8:13 am
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A nonprofit in Los Angeles is asking for volunteers when it comes to helping foster children.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles serve 1,300 foster youth, and there are 300 children on a waitlist waiting for CASA volunteers. There are 10,000 additional cases that need attention, CASA/LA said in a press release.

CASA/LA will hold a press conference later today.
 
A CASA/LA press release said that "judges assign CASA volunteers to specific cases of need; however, there simply aren’t enough advocates to keep up with the demand. This leaves thousands of children without the attention, services and advocacy that can create a life-changing impact, as CASA volunteers are often the only consistent adult in a child or youth’s life who is not paid to support and advocate for them."

CASA of Los Angeles improves the lives of children in the dependency system by pairing them with trained volunteer advocates, according to its website.
 
For more information on volunteers:  www.CASALA.org