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Letter: Help for CASA of the Ninth

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

CASA volunteers work with departments of human services and the courts to establish permanent homes for these children, whether that be returning to their parents, stable relatives, adoption or other permanent placement.

The 9th Judicial District is fortunate to have a CASA program in place, and we need our community’s support to improve the lives of more than 60 children in our district whose lives are impacted by abuse and neglect. Our board of directors’ goal is to raise money and awareness to have every case served in our district by the end of 2016.

To learn more about CASA of the Ninth, please go to our website, http://www.casaoftheninth.org, or call us at 970-987-4332.

CASA is one place where a single individual — you — can make all the difference.

Soledad Lowe

CASA of the Ninth board of directors acting president

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