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National CASA/GAL Network in the News

Opinion Piece: The All-Too-Common Tragedy of Foster Care

As part of The New York Times Opinion’s Holiday Giving Guide 2021, writer Jane Coaston highlights the critical work of CASA/GAL volunteers in the opinion piece “The All-Too-Common Tragedy of Foster Care.” Coaston, who is the daughter of a CASA volunteer in Cincinnati, Ohio, speaks to the struggles facing children and youth in foster care and spotlights the best-interest advocacy a CASA or GAL volunteer provides.

“The job of a [CASA] is to ask questions: To talk to teachers, social workers, parents and, most important, the children themselves. They ask what would make them feel safe and secure.” —Jane Coaston. 

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