CASA DC connects specially-trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to support vulnerable and at-risk youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. CASAs develop a mentor-like relationship with their youth and advocate for their youth’s best interests in Court, promoting greater outcomes and the opportunity to thrive!
For every $5 donated, you choose to "torture the trainer" with ONE of the following:
.10 Mile Run or Power-Walk
How do you torture the trainer?
1. Write A Comment in the Section of your Donation. Include the the name of the Coach and the "torture" you want to assign them based on your donation
2. At the end of the week, the Coaches will add up all of their "torture" and complete it together!
Since being founded in 2002, CASA for Children of DC has served over 800 children who have been victims of abuse and neglect through more than 400 volunteer advocates. CASA for Children of DC continues to be the leading voice of advocacy for children in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system through a unique and effective 1:1 advocacy model that helps youth find solace in what is often a tumultuous environment. After 30+ hours of training, volunteers are sworn in by the DC Superior Court and advocate to secure critical services for the child they are assigned, often helping them connect to jobs, educational opportunities, and housing. Because of their dogged advocacy and results, judges see CASA volunteers as “the eyes and the ears” of the court system. CASA volunteers handle just 1 or 2 cases at a time, so that they can give each child’s case the sustained, personal attention he or she deserves. Thank you for helping us raise funds and awareness for this cause!
Learn more about this amazing organization at https://www.casadc.org