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2015 Grant Award: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

  • Protect children who are victims of abuse and neglect with advocates who visit them, help them find resources, and serve as their voices in the courtroom.
  • Approximately, 1300 children ae involved in open abuse and neglect cases in the 17th Judicial District with 63 from Brighton.
  • CASA’s complete an initial 35 hours of pre service training and then must have at least 12 hours each year.
  • In 2014 CASA provided CASAs to 52% of the children.
  • Goal for 2015 is to recruit and train 120 new volunteers at the cost of @$1200 per child per year.
  • Granted $3000

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