Colbert and Lauderdale County CASA Announces Merger Bridging the Gap for Children in Our Court Systems

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EVENT TIME AND LOCATION: October 1st at Noon at the Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield, AL.

FLORENCE– CASA of Colbert County and Florence/Lauderdale CASA is pleased to announce the merger of these two organizations into Shoals CASA.  To commemorate this event, there will be a merger announcement on October 1st at Noon at the Old Railroad Bridge located in Sheffield, Alabama.

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CASA Board Members and staff expect this merger to improve the ability of the new organization to better serve at risk children who are currently going through our court systems.  The merger will also permit Shoals CASA to better pursue corporate partnerships within our community and increase awareness and fundraising opportunities.

 

How Do CASA Volunteers Help Children?

 

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

 

Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.

 

To learn more about Shoals CASA, contact Andrea Holt, Executive Director – 256. 765.0041

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