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.


2018 National Missing Children’s Day

May 25, 2018
Speak up for children

Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It reminds us to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families. For more information visit Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention<

You can give a child in foster care a brighter future.

Call 397-2799 TODAY
FREE training provided

Children and youth in foster care need someone on their side – someone who is only concerned with their safety and well being.  Are you that someone?  Please think about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate. To learn more, call Natasha Knight at 397-2799 x 2 today.


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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