For 28 years, Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has worked to provide our courts with the information needed to act in the best interests of abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, and to ensure that they’re placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Lone Star CASA Press release

Lone Star CASA Seeks Support During Child Abuse Prevention Month

Local Non-Profit Helps Abused and Neglected Children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties

Rockwall TX — 

April 28, 2020

April is Go Blue Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. And Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is working to raise awareness and ask for support. Lone Star CASA acts as “the eyes and ears of the court,” by working alongside children, social workers, family, and foster families to keep the judge fully informed and empowered to make the best decisions possible for each child.

COVID-19 has had a catastrophic effect on child welfare in Rockwall and Kaufman counties. An unforeseen side-effect of shelter-in-place orders is that children have become trapped in homes with abusive and neglectful parents and family members.

The result is that demand for services is increasing at precisely the moment when Lone Star CASA is facing a budget shortfall due to canceled fundraising events.

To help make up this shortfall, Lone Star CASA’s Board of Directors is asking for contributions from the community. “Stuck at home, nobody is there to hear their cries. Nobody is there to see their bruises, or witness their neglect,” says Jennifer Ashmore, president of the Board. “Now, more than ever, these children need us. And we need the community’s support.”

To help Lone Star CASA, please visit https://lonestarcasa.org and click the Donate button. All it takes is $7 to support a child for one day.

About Lone Star CASA

Founded in 1992, Lone Star CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children — 
serves Rockwall and Kaufman Counties in Texas. Lone Star CASA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports volunteers who gather important information about abused and neglected children and 
offer recommendations to judges that help them decide what is the best interests of each child.

Learn more at https://www.lonestarcasa.org

Media Contact

Lauren Rowe
Executive Director
lauren@lonestarcasa.org
(972) 772-5858
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