Some call them guardian angles others believe it’s a blessing but CASA of Fairfax is helping children make a difference in their life.
In 1977,Judge David Soukup, was working with abuse and neglected children cases. Soukup felt he didn’t know enough information about his children to make life changing decisions so he dreamed up this idea of citizen volunteers being his eyes and ears.
Twenty three years later, thousands of CASA organizations flood across the country helping out numerous children abuse cases.
Being a CASA volunteer is “a huge commitment and is professionally based” said Lisa Banks, executive director of CASA Fairfax.
Banks began as a volunteer with CASA Fairfax with a case that lasted two years.”I realize one person can make a difference in a child’s life and I really did help these children get back on track and reclaim their childhood and move forward for a life of promise” said Banks.
Visit http://www.fairfaxcasa.org to find out if your up the challenge to take on a position of changing a life.