CASA has critical need for volunteers

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Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) needs more Black volunteers to serve our community’s Black children living in foster care. Black children make up 21 percent of Dallas County’s child population, but account for 48 percent of children removed from homes due to abuse or neglect. Only 15 percent of Dallas CASA volunteers are Black. A CASA volunteer can make a critical and immediate impact in a child’s life. Register for the next recruitment event, presented via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m., at Dallas CASA is a nonprofit agency that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for child victims of abuse and neglect living in the protective care of the state. Speakers at the recruitment event will be Corey Anthony, senior vice president of human resources and chief diversity and development officer at AT&T. Anthony is also chair of Dallas CASA’s board of directors and a volunteer advocate, and will be joined by his wife and volunteer advocate, Priscilla Anthony. Cynt Marshall, chair-elect of the Dallas CASA board and CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, will also speak. — Rosanne Lewis