CASA Stars of Hope Banquet
With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, Jackson County CASA is honoring their many volunteer advocates and bringing awareness with an appreciation banquet.
It’s called celebrating stars of hope, it’s making a difference one child at a time.
Keynote Speaker Judge Sharon Sigalas spoke about success stories of past foster parents and children and explains that CASA does help the children in need. “Children who are abused don’t really realize that there’s something different than what they live in everyday, and to bring awareness to make people understand that you should call that 1-800 number if you suspect child abuse because children deserve to be treated fairly and to be protected and that’s our job as the court system, as volunteers, and it’s the public’s job to be aware that there are things you should do if you suspect child abuse.”
One hundred and eighty-eight children have been served by CASA. In 2017, 280 children were in foster care.
If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer, visit jccasa.net.