Does a donation really make a difference?
Yes. Your investment matters. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to provide advocacy services for children. An increasing number of studies have found that, as compared to children who do not have a CASA volunteer assigned to their case, children who have a CASA:
- Receive a greater number of court-ordered services (Caliber 2004; Duquette & Ramsey 1986; Condelli 1988; Litzefelner 2000; Poertner & Press 1990; Siegel, et al. 2001);
- Are more likely to be adopted (Abramson 1991; Poertner & Press 1990; Profilet 1999; Siegel et al. 2001);
- Have a fewer number of placements (i.e. home changes) while in foster care (Calkins & Millar 1999; Litzefelner 2000);
- Are half as likely to re-enter the child welfare system after their case is closed (Poertner & Press 1990; Abramson 1991; Powell & Speshock 1996).
When intervention does not take place, research shows that children, more often than not, become lost in the system, repeating the cycle of abuse and ultimately ending up on the streets, filling our local jails and prisons.
By donating to CASA, you can be a part of this important work – your support is an investment in humanity that benefits not only the child, but all of us and the communities in which we live.
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.