The nationally- recognized San Diego advocacy group "Voices for Children" is making profound changes to better the lives and future of foster care children. You can imagine-- or you have heard-- about the dreadful situations which cause innocent children to be pulled from their homes. What is seldom realized,however, is how the foster care system can unintentionally set children up for failure or how one charity is helping to change that. NBC 7's Mark Mullen reports.
There's a common perception that foster children find families and live happily ever after. Yes, there are some good foster families but the overwhelming number of the county's 5600 foster kids are bounced from group home to foster home for years - often without a consistent, caring adult which sets many up for failure. Mark Mullen continues our look at a nationally-recognized San Diego organization called Voices for Children whose dedicated staff members and volunteers are making profound changes to better the future of foster kids.
NBC 7 San Diego's Mark Mullen speaks on behalf of local organization Voices for Children, which works to match children in the foster care system with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to speak on the child’s behalf in the courtroom, classroom, and community. This is the second consecutive year that NBC 7 is running a campaign that aims to recruit members of the San Diego community to become CASA volunteers for Voices for Children.
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