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Why Now?

Over 3,000 children living in foster care in Clark County still need a CASA advocate.

The child welfare system is in a state of crisis, due in part to the devastating opioid epidemic.

  • There are 4,608 documented abused and neglected children in Nevada
  • More than 4,000 children are in Nevada’s foster care system on any given day
  • Children spend an average of 13.8 months in care

Nevada law mandates a CASA volunteer or Guardian ad litem (GAL) for each abused and neglected child but there is no state funding to support this mandate. In fact, Nevada is one of only six states in the nation that receives no state funding to support its mandate to serve such children. This is why our CASA volunteers are so important in helping us bridge this critical gap.

With over 3000 children living in foster care in Clark County and only 420 CASA volunteers, we have a big gap to close.

If you want to be a positive force in the lives of Nevada's most vulnerable children and have a few hours each month to spare, then we'd love for you to reach out to learn more. Anyone over 21 can become a CASA volunteer!

  • Vegas Chamber
  • HCC
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