FOUR WAYS TO START

For more than 20 years, our staff and volunteers have worked to create better futures for Portsmouth’s court-involved youth and families. Use these four resources to learn more and get involved.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, programs serving South Hampton Roads created When Your Child is in Foster Care: A Handbook for Parents and Guardians to provide an overview of the child welfare process. It is not intended to offer legal advice but to help adults better understand the legal process and resources available to them. A grant from the Sue Cooke Winfrey Memorial Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation made it possible. To obtain a copy of the handbook, contact the CASA program in your city.

UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Portsmouth CASA Information Session

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Churchland Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Youth in foster care can get lost in the child welfare and legal systems. You can help. Find out how by attending the Portsmouth CASA Information Session.

Join Portsmouth CASA. Create a brighter future for a child.

Call today.
Training is provided

If you have a few hours each month and want to make a real difference in your community, please consider becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Call Natasha Knight at 397-2799 x 2 to learn more.

DID YOU KNOW?

163 young people completed 1,211 hours of community service in Portsmouth between June, 2015 and July, 2016.

More than half (53%) of children in Portsmouth live in single parent households.

On average there are 4,475 children in foster care in Virginia, with a child becoming homeless every 14 minutes.

The total population of Portsmouth is 96,201. Of that number, 23.4% are under 18 years old and 7.6% are under 5 years old.

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