Voices for Children seeks volunteers to advocate for Riverside County youth living in foster care

Voices for Children provides foster youth with Court Appointed Special Advocates that are trained to advocate for youth in court, school, medical settings and more to ensure their needs are being met. Valley News/Courtesy photo
SAN DIEGO – Community members can make a life-changing impact on a child by participating in Voices for Children’s inaugural “Your Voice, Their Future” volunteer recruitment campaign. The campaign, taking place through May 1 for National Foster Care Awareness Month, aims to recruit new CASAs to serve 100 local youth in foster care currently on Voices for Children’s waitlist who are in immediate need of a CASA volunteer.This year, an estimated 4,000 children will spend time in foster care in Riverside County after experiencing abuse or neglect. They are among the most vulnerable members of our community. Once they enter the dependency system, their world includes court hearings, social workers, attorneys, new homes and schools. They need someone to step up and speak up for the
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