PONTIAC, Mich. – CARE House of Oakland County announced today that the Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF) has awarded CARE House an $8,000 grant in support of its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) court advocacy program. The program services neglected and abused children who are court wards of the Circuit Court – Family Division, and trains, teaches and supports volunteer advocates who are court-appointed to child neglect cases.
“Thanks to supporters like the Oakland County Bar Foundation and CASA volunteers, we are able to continue serving children who have been victims of abuse or neglect,” said Pat Rosen, executive director, CARE House. “Programs like CASA aim to positively impact the lives of children who are going through hardship, and we look forward to being able to provide more children with this valuable resource because of funders like the OCBF.”
Funds from OCBF will support the expansion of the CASA program. The grant will ensure more children in the foster care system have a consistent voice and an advocate in court via CASA volunteers.
About the Oakland County Bar Foundation
The mission of the Oakland County Bar Foundation is to serve the citizens of Oakland County and the legal profession by funding or promoting programs that foster the honor, integrity, welfare, or understanding of the law or the legal system, or that educate the public about the role of lawyers in our society and improve the accessibility and affordability of legal services.