Many people in the child welfare system—including the young people who have transcended it—will tell you that the single most important factor in enabling youth to achieve success is educational achievement. How do we ensure that children in the care of the state receive the education they deserve? Read about three CASA programs' successful efforts.
Therese Miller has served as executive director of Advocates for Children in Columbus, IN, for 23 years. Miller offers her seven top tips for creating educational success for abused and neglected children. Read Miller's top tips.
"The truth is that probably from the beginning of my life I could have had a CASA volunteer. But it wasn’t until I was 12 years old that I met my CASA volunteer. Her advocacy changed the direction of my life...." Read more from foster care alum Ambrose O'Bryan.
The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education works to heighten national awareness of the educational needs of children and youth in care, and promote best and promising practices and reforms across educational, child welfare and juvenile and family court systems. Read about the results of this collaboration.
The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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