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CASA Announcement

Goochland CASA expands their CASA Program to Powhatan, to meet the needs of children who have been neglected or abused.

Goochland/Powhatan CASA is proud to announce the expansion of its Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program to serve Powhatan.

Goochland/Powhatan CASA champions the needs of abused and neglected children by providing trained volunteers who advocate for a child’s best interests in court. Powhatan will become the 2nd county served by Goochland CASA’s program and is expected to be operational by the summer, 2024.

Goochland/Powhatan CASA is a member of the National Court-Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem Association for Children, a nationwide network of over 940 programs that recruit, train, and support volunteers who advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to provide a voice for children who are in the foster care system or whose families are at risk of court involvement. They work to ensure children receive the necessary services and support to help them thrive and find a safe, permanent home.

Goochland/Powhatan CASA will recruit and train volunteers from the local community to serve as advocates for these vulnerable children. The program will work in collaboration with local child welfare agencies, attorneys, and judges to ensure that the children's needs are met, and their voices are heard.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Goochland/Powhatan CASA, please apply online here or contact Renae Townsend at 804-556-5876 for more details. 

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