Clark County CASA has been awarded a $50,000 Sustainability Grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children to support our work advocating for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
The Sustainability Grant will enable Clark County CASA to focus on sustaining service to 15% percent of qualifying children in Clark County. “Our program will be able to retain one of our critical Volunteer Supervisor positions that provides support and coaching to our amazing volunteers as they advocate for the needs of vulnerable children in our community.” said Sheryl Thierry, Program Director of Clark County CASA. This comes when our child welfare systems are in a state of crisis, and we are actively searching for volunteers to make a life changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
About Clark County CASA
Established in 1982 as a program of YWCA Clark County, our program advocates for the best interest of over 700 abused and neglected children annually served by highly-trained volunteer advocates so the children we represent may thrive in a safe, permanent home as soon as possible.
About the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem Association for Children
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children, together with its 948 state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive. The National CASA/GAL Association offers leadership and support to the network of programs and leads its continued growth. CASA/GAL volunteers and staff work every day to help change a child’s story. To learn more, visit nationalcasagal.org or follow National CASA/GAL on Facebook at facebook.com/NationalCASAGAL and @NationalCASAGAL on Twitter and Instagram.