At any one time, there are 100 or so children who are under the jurisdiction of our local court, 100 or so whose foundations have crumbled and whose innocence is gone. In foster homes, in group homes, with grandparents, they have all lost their moms and dads to some combination of addiction, mental health crises, poverty, violence, homelessness or incarceration. Some of them will, over time, be reunited with their parent(s). Some will be adopted by a new family. Some will grow up in foster care. All will suffer at deep levels, their childhoods infected by degrees with pain, loss and injustice.
CASA info meeting set for today
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