Protecting children and advocating for brighter futures.

RAPPAHANNOCK CASA trains volunteer child advocates to speak up for the safety and needs of children involved in court cases because of parental abuse or neglect. We serve children in Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. Most children we serve are in foster care, while some are at home under protective orders or Child in Need of Services petitions.

COVID-19: We've issued new guidance to our volunteers about how to safely advocate for children during the outbreak. Please click here for details about our advocacy practices and resources for families. We are committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of children while minimizing health risks. With that in mind, our volunteers may visit with children in person only under certain conditions, and our volunteers can attend court hearings and meetings by phone or video only.

GOOD NEWS: The Rappahannock United Way recently awarded CASA a Community Impact Grant for FY21 and FY22. We are so grateful for the United Way's incredible support of CASA and commitment to helping steer children toward healthier, safer futures.



 

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Our next training session for new volunteers will start (tentatively) on Monday Sept. 14Training includes 5 classes over three weeks and prepares participants to serve as advocates for traumatized children. Good communication skills are a must, and all trainees must undergo background checks and an interview. Contact us at rappcasa@gmail.com if you'd like to join us. Note: Training may be held virtually; stay tuned for details.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP: Click here to donate online or see other ways to give. Checks may be mailed to 509 C Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. All donations are tax-deductible and support our efforts to help abused and neglected children. We run a cost-efficient program thanks to the service of our caring volunteers.

THANK YOU: Volunteers, you've adapted beautifully to advocating for children from a distance during this unprecedented time. And you've shown deep devotion to continued learning by reading books, watching videos and participating in online seminars about everything from mental illness to racial bias to substance abuse and sex trafficking. Thank you!
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