Dear CASA Volunteers,
While we continue to monitor the events occurring in our community, we have important work to resume. As advocates for children and champions for a stronger St. Louis it’s time to get back to work, and as such, we are removing the restriction on home visits to our children but would like to offer a few reminders.
All of us, regardless of location, should continue to take the usual precautionary measures that are a part of your CASA training:
-Know the exact address and directions for anywhere that you are visiting
-Let a family member or friend know that you are leaving for a visit, notify your supervisor that you are making a visit and trust your instincts
-As protests in our community continue, pay attention to areas where roads or exits are closed and the police are present
-If you are concerned about the area to which you are traveling, try to accompany your CD case manager on their monthly visit. You can also coordinate a visit with your supervisor.
Please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have questions or feedback.
Steve Moergen, Executive Director
Speaking up for Kids in Foster Care
Voices for Children advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community.
Every day, judges, child welfare professionals and caregivers make decisions that affect children who, through no fault of their own, were removed from the care of their parents and brought into state custody.
These children, who have the most to gain or lose, have the least power in the decisions made by the court and the professionals who are responsible for their well-being.
Voices’ Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are the only people whose sole focus is the best interest of the child. Our advocates give our children a powerful voice in decisions about where they will live and go to school, whether and how often they can spend time with siblings and other relatives, how long they will be in state custody and where they will go when they leave foster care.
Stay In Touch
Sign up to receive important news and updates from Voices for Children