TUCSON – To help abused and neglected children across southern Arizona take steps toward finding a safe home, the National CASA/GAL Association for Children has awarded Pima County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program a $10,050 grant.
Since its inception in 1977, the CASA movement has been gathering volunteers to help advocate the needs and interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Last year alone, the movement helped 280,300 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes.
According to a statement released Monday, CASA of Pima County will use this grant to pay for coursework and assist advocates in helping children across the area.
“We are excited about the opportunity to gain further knowledge, allowing us to better advocate for foster children in Pima County so that they can be safe and thrive within our community,” said Amy Brandhuber, supervisor of the CASA of Pima County program.
For more information about the local program, visit azcourts.gov or call 520-724-2069.