April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 21, 2017

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Throughout the month of April, Michigan Court Appointed Special Advocates is calling on members of the community to help our program serve more of Michigan’s most vulnerable children. At any given time, there are 15,000 children in foster care in the state of Michigan. These children come into the child welfare system through no fault of their own.
Michigan CASA is urging you and your loved ones to get involved this April. Your advocacy will change the life of a child who has been abused or neglected.
  • Purchase Dan Babin’s “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child, One CASA’s Perspective” – 100% of the proceeds go directly to Michigan CASA’s mission! Purchase here.
  • Become a CASA Volunteer – We are currently located in 26 counties state-wide, check out our County Program page to locate the one closest to you!
  • Participate in our upcoming Cherish Every Child Fundraiser – Antwone Fisher will be our keynote speaker for a night of advocacy, conversation, and food. Registration and event details below.
  • Donate to Michigan CASA – Making a donation to Michigan CASA allows you to support the organization’s work even if you don’t have time to volunteer.
  • Participate in a local CASA Event –  CASA events are a great way to support your local programs, check out our Upcoming Eventscalendar for events near you.
Without intervention, the odds are stacked against children in foster care. A child with a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, however, will leave the foster care system two-and-a-half months earlier, on average, compared to a child without a CASA volunteer. Studies show children with a CASA volunteer receive more services that are critical to their well-being than children without an advocate, and those children are more likely to achieve educational success.

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