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News and Updates from the National CASA Association
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. As the month comes to a close, National CASA is focusing on how we can keep this issue a priority for our nationwide network of program staff and volunteers all year long.

The children and youth served by our nationwide network are targeted by traffickers at higher rates than the general population of children and teens. Traffickers target the most vulnerable—those who have experienced mental, physical, and especially, sexual abuse, runaways, and those who lack an emotional support network.

That’s why a one-on-one relationship with a caring, consistent, and highly trained adult makes a difference. A CASA or GAL volunteer checks in. They get to know the child. They spend time together. They develop trust. They notice when something is off.

National CASA can leverage the power of our nationwide network of 87,000 volunteers to help prevent trafficking, identify red flags, and support victims. We encounter child victims of abuse or neglect after they have been victimized, but trafficking is an area where we can have a serious impact on prevention. We are a prevention army.
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NFL Player Recruits CASA Volunteers

In a new public service announcement airing in Wisconsin, Green Bay Packer Corey Linsley and his wife Anna share why they became CASA volunteers and encourage community members to volunteer or donate.

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"We have set up a system to sex traffic American children," Newsweek

"Here’s the ugly truth: most Americans who are victims of sex trafficking come from our nation’s own foster care system. It’s a deeply broken system that leaves thousands vulnerable to pimps as children and grooms them for the illegal sex trade as young adults. We have failed our children by not fixing the systemic failures that have allowed this to happen for decades."


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