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CASA FACTS:
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CASA FAST FACTS
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.
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CASA of the 2nd Judicial District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves abused and neglected children in Craighead, Greene, Clay, Poinsett and Mississippi counties.
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Our Mission is to provide a voice in court for and on behalf of abused and neglected children who might otherwise have no voice for placement in a safe, permanent home.
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CASA of the 2nd Judicial District is a member of the National CASA Association that has been in existence since 1995.
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There are currently more than 50,000 advocates serving in 948 state and local program offices nationwide.
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CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates and Voices for Children.
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Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped well over 1,000,000 children find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive.
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In 2007 The Arkansas Department of Human Services investigated 26,817 reports of child abuse and neglect in Arkansas.
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As a result of these investigations 7,194 children were placed into foster care.
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Our Vision is for every abused and neglected child in the 2nd Judicial District to have a CASA Volunteer.
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