Volunteer child advocates from across Indiana will gather at the Statehouse on March 7 for CASA Day.
A CASA — or Court Appointed Special Advocate — devotes time to supporting abused and neglected children whose families are involved with the child welfare system.
On CASA Day, advocates will have the chance to interact with legislators and talk about the importance of best interest advocacy for abused and neglected children. They will hear from Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Judge Dana Kenworthy, former foster youth, and others about how CASAs help these children with the issues they face.
The event takes place in the North Atrium, 2nd floor, noon to 1 p.m.
There are GAL/CASA programs serving 88 Indiana counties, and in 2022 they advocated on behalf of 20,091 children in the justice system.