CASA

GatewayCASA.org website

 One local organization is actively looking for volunteers to tackle the overcrowded foster care system in the state.

Member station KUAR reported Thursday Arkansas has a high recidivism rate of 48% and over 1,00 foster care children in need of a home.  Arkansas’ foster care issue is also having a huge effect on a Northeast Arkansas organization who works often with children in the system.

The next Making A Difference story features CASA of the Second Judicial District.  CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how CASA volunteers represent abused and neglected children in the court system and tells why this program is important.