ERIC Number: ED471678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Lighting the Way: Volunteer Child Advocates Speak Out.
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
This volume collects the personal experiences of the volunteers who serve across the nation as Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The CASA program trains ordinary people to become advocates for children, to learn all they can about an individual child and his individual troubles and struggles, and to report back to a judge about what the child needs as fairly and clearly as possible. This book shares CASA volunteers' tears and joys, their trials and triumphs, as they speak from the heart about the important role they play in the lives of children. (GCP)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Courts, Personal Narratives, Volunteers
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085 ($9.95); Tel.: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.