Due to our current COVID 19 health crisis, CASA of El Paso anticipates increased removals from the home due to child abuse and neglect.

CASA of El Paso is part of a national network of more than 76,000 volunteers standing up for the rights of abused and neglected children in communities across the country.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the cycle of abuse and neglect does not stop for anyone or anything such as a pandemic. The stark reality is that a child who may be dealing with neglect and abuse on the daily domestically is expounded much more now that families are being asked to stay at home.

During these tense times, CASA of El Paso is anticipating an increase of removals from the home due to child abuse and neglect. This means that there will be a greater need for more Court Appointed Special Advocates to ensure that the children in our community don’t go through the family court system alone.

As defined by CASA of El PASO - The role of the volunteer Special Advocate includes:

If you would like to volunteer the next training class starts soon and will be held online at CASA of EL PASO – CLICK HERE

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