April 13, 2012
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Every year, more than 10,000 children languish in Arizona’s foster care system due to parental abuse or neglect. In Gila County there are currently 80 children in foster care. The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is an advocacy organization that trains community volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the CASA program wants to educate our community about the role child advocates play in making a difference for children in foster care.