CASA-Children Worth Saving, Inc. is excited to announce receiving a grant award, for fiscal year 2009, in the amount of $9,500 from the Crime Victims Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect, administered by the Kansas Attorney General’s office. This grant provides staff to recruit and support CASA Volunteers.  CASA Volunteers aide in reducing the trauma of involvement in the court and social service systems by providing a positive and stable adult role model for children.


 CASA-Children Worth Saving, Inc. is excited to announce receiving a grant award, for fiscal year 2009, in the amount of $9,500 from the Crime Victims Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect, administered by the Kansas Attorney General’s office. This grant provides staff to recruit and support CASA Volunteers.  CASA Volunteers aide in reducing the trauma of involvement in the court and social service systems by providing a positive and stable adult role model for children.
    We were also awarded $8,422, for fiscal year 2009, through the Children’s Justice Act grant to provide staff and recruitment material for targeted Hispanic/Latino volunteer recruitment. Forty-five percent of the 60 children served by our program during 2007 were Hispanic/Latino.  The language barrier between English speaking volunteers and Spanish speaking families, urges us to have targeted recruitment efforts.  The need for bi-lingual volunteers to advocate for a child or serve as an interpreter between English speaking volunteers and Spanish speaking families is great. 
    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are a voice of hope for children in the local court systems of Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Kiowa and Meade counties. Compassionate adults are needed to advocate for children in the local court system because of abuse or neglect.  Contact CASA-Children Worth Saving with questions or for more information at 620-225-1278.  Member of Dodge City United Way.