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Advocacy in Action: CASA's Relevance & Necessity in the Foster Care System.

April 24, 2024 The Non Profit Podcast Network
Advocacy in Action: CASA's Relevance & Necessity in the Foster Care System.
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Advocacy in Action: CASA's Relevance & Necessity in the Foster Care System.
Apr 24, 2024
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Have you ever pondered the inner workings of the foster care system and the unsung heroes guiding children through it? Carol Noreen, Executive Director of CASA Sacramento, joins me today to shine a spotlight on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, revealing the intricate juggling of compassion and legal advocacy that shapes the destinies of foster children. This heartfelt conversation unfolds the layers of CASA's influence as we traverse the tale of siblings whose lives were transformed through the perseverance of a CASA volunteer, demonstrating the profound connections that can alter the course of a child's future.Navigating the complexities of foster care in Sacramento County, we uncover the sobering reality faced by over a thousand children dependent on a system stretched thin. Carol eloquently illustrates the disparity between the needs of these young individuals and the available resources, particularly for those teetering on the edge of adulthood. Together, we dissect how CASA volunteers bridge this gap, providing indispensable support for older youth in the extended foster care system, and the pivotal role they play in equipping these emerging adults for a life beyond the system's protective embrace.Finally, our content paints an inspiring picture of the CASA volunteer journey – a commitment that melds personal enrichment with civic duty. Take an inside look at the rigorous but rewarding path to becoming an advocate: from the meticulous application process to the extensive training, and the deep, often life-changing relationships formed with foster children. Through stories like Vincent's, guided by his CASA volunteer Mike, we call upon potential volunteers, especially men, to heed this call to mentorship – a single act that could leave an indelible mark on a young life.For more information about CASA Sacramento:Website: www.casassacramento.orgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/casasacramento/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacramentoCASALinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/casa-sacramento/Special thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations.www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE, Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com
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Have you ever pondered the inner workings of the foster care system and the unsung heroes guiding children through it? Carol Noreen, Executive Director of CASA Sacramento, joins me today to shine a spotlight on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, revealing the intricate juggling of compassion and legal advocacy that shapes the destinies of foster children. This heartfelt conversation unfolds the layers of CASA's influence as we traverse the tale of siblings whose lives were transformed through the perseverance of a CASA volunteer, demonstrating the profound connections that can alter the course of a child's future.Navigating the complexities of foster care in Sacramento County, we uncover the sobering reality faced by over a thousand children dependent on a system stretched thin. Carol eloquently illustrates the disparity between the needs of these young individuals and the available resources, particularly for those teetering on the edge of adulthood. Together, we dissect how CASA volunteers bridge this gap, providing indispensable support for older youth in the extended foster care system, and the pivotal role they play in equipping these emerging adults for a life beyond the system's protective embrace.Finally, our content paints an inspiring picture of the CASA volunteer journey – a commitment that melds personal enrichment with civic duty. Take an inside look at the rigorous but rewarding path to becoming an advocate: from the meticulous application process to the extensive training, and the deep, often life-changing relationships formed with foster children. Through stories like Vincent's, guided by his CASA volunteer Mike, we call upon potential volunteers, especially men, to heed this call to mentorship – a single act that could leave an indelible mark on a young life.For more information about CASA Sacramento:Website: www.casassacramento.orgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/casasacramento/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacramentoCASALinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/casa-sacramento/Special thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations.www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE, Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com