Southern California Program

CASA of Los Angeles

Monterey Park, CA
$250,000
June 2013

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA/LA) will expand its Early Childhood (EC) Initiative by increasing the number of foster children ages 0-5 served with the advocacy of a CASA volunteer. Through this Initiative, CASA is placing higher priority on service to the youngest foster children and incorporating a research based understanding of child development and best practices into its training programs. The goal is to support earlier intervention to secure necessary services for the youngest children entering the foster care system, thereby reducing the number of children who remain in long-term foster care and improving their well being. CASA/LA will serve 280 children in 2014 and 360 children in 2015, and expand the number of courtrooms with specialty EC Liaisons to ten by the end of the project.

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