Alexandria-Arlington CASA program

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End Date: Sat, 03/05/2016

My name is Shante Johnson, and I am a Northern Virginia SCAN volunteer. Currently, we are recruiting for the Alexandria-Arlington CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Children of color are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system. Currently, there are not enough African-American CASA Volunteers to advocate on behalf of African-American children. Research has shown that children identify with people who look like them.. You can make the difference between whether he or she stays in school or ends up in jail. And if you think you are not qualified to volunteer, don’t worry. CASA will train you so that you will be able to help these childrenFor example, in Alexandria, approximately 30 percent of all children are African-American, but close to 60 percent of children to whom CASA is appointed are African-American. In Arlington, approximately 12 percent of children are African-American, but almost 30 percent of the children to whom CASA is appointed are African-American.SCAN's next CASA Volunteer Training sessions will begin in March. We have special needs for African American, Male, and bilingual volunteers. If you have interest in working with the CASA program in advocating for children who have been identified as abused or neglected by the juvenile courts, please contact LaTeeka Turner at lturner@scanva.org or 703-820-9001 for more information. Shante Johnson

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We have special needs for African American, Male, and bilingual volunteers. If you have interest in working with the CASA program in advocating for children who have been identified as abused or neglected by the juvenile courts, please contact LaTeeka Turner at lturner@scanva.org or 703-820-9001 for more information. Shante Johnson

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