Resolution in Support of Recruiting CASA Volunteers of Color

WHEREAS, the Committee on Diversity of the National Council of Juvenile andFamily Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recognizes and acknowledges a shortage of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers of color; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Diversity recognizes the need for continued utilization of CASA services, as well as continued and on-going cultural diversity training for CASA volunteers.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, Judges should assist in the recruitment of CASA volunteers in general, and of CASA volunteers of color in particular, on the local level in their respective jurisdictions;

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, Judges should be instrumental in encouraging local CASA chapters to engage in frequent recruitment and cultural diversity training of its volunteers.

Adopted this 20th day of July 2005
By the Membership Assembled in Conference
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



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