• Arizona
  • Thursday , Feb 1 , 2018

Area Info

San Tan Valley Area Information

3 minutes reading time (506 words)

Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed to Fight Effects of Domestic Violence

CASA-banner1200

The community is encouraged to get involved during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The effects of domestic violence are far-reaching; not only for the partners involved but also for the children who have witnessed it. Witnessing violence by seeing, hearing, or observing the aftermath can leave children feeling anxious, fearful or angry. In some cases, when domestic violence occurs in the home and the children are unsafe, the children must be removed from their homes and placed into the foster care system until it is safe to return.

Children in foster care need someone who will be there every step of the way to advocate for them. A child who has been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect may go through multiple homes, schools, case workers, therapists, etc. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are compassionate adults that fight for and protects a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. CASA volunteers are the one consistent, caring adult in these children's lives.

On any given day, there are over 13,500 children and youth in Arizona living in foster care, with relatives, group homes, shelters, or residential treatment centers due to being removed from their parent's care. There are over 1,000 children in Pinal County who do not have a CASA volunteer to advocate for their best interests.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn the warning signs of domestic abuse and find a way to provide resources to a survivor in your community. CASA of Pinal County is always in need of volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect.

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. No specific background or training is needed to make a difference in a child's life. CASA volunteers usually spend about 15 hours per month working on their case and are asked to remain on the case for its duration. Anyone 21 years of age or older, who can pass a thorough background check and complete 30 hours of free training, is encouraged to apply.

Learn how you can become a CASA volunteer by visiting www.CASAofPINALCounty.org, call 520-866-7076, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please seek help now. Arizona has many local programs that provide safety, counseling, legal help, and other resources for survivors and their children. See below for resources:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • Arizona Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline - 602-279-2980 or text 520-720-3383
  • www.ACESDV.org - local and national resources of domestic and sexual violence services and shelters
Font size: +
Quick Quack Takes the Haunt Virtual!
Pecan Water Reclamation Facility Improvements on T...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 27 November 2021
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://keepitlocalsantanvalley.com/

Stay Connected

No More Stink

No More Stink

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
Champion Charter School

Champion Charter School

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
J.M. Kuhstoss Remodeling Pros

J.M. Kuhstoss Remodeling Pros

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
Pan de Vida Foundation

Pan de Vida Foundation

Queen Creek, Maricopa County

Daily News

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar

Upcoming Events

27 Nov

Local experts guide you on a 7-9 mile group...

Read more

28 Nov
Bingo!
11.28.2021 12:00 pm

It's time for Bingo at the San Tan Valley...

Read more

29 Nov

Snowdon Partners is requesting to rezone the...

Read more

30 Nov
San Tan Leads Meeting
11.30.2021 7:30 am - 9:00 am

San Tan Leads is a one person per industry...

Read more

30 Nov
Story Station
11.30.2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Mr. Library for storytime for children aged...

Read more

Local Supporters

Partners

Advertise your business to hundreds of thousands of potential customers, while supporting your local news resource at the same time. Our Partners help us provide you with services and information to help keep you informed.

Become A Partner

Follow Us

0
Our San Tan Valley Community Keeps Growing!

San Tan Valley News

About SanTanValley.com

About SanTanValley.com

Search