Gov. Bentley has awarded a $650,000 grant to help a nonprofit organization improve the quality of services for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Alabama.
The grant was administered to Alabama Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA, Network Inc. The funding will provide children with trained volunteers to look out for their best interests in court hearings. The advocates team up with judges, attorneys, and social workers to make sure that children receive the proper care and support while in the foster care system.
“When a child is no longer safe at home and has to enter foster care, they need a caring person there to advocate for their best interests,” Bentley said. “I commend this organization and the services they provide for children in need.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is providing the grant through funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Justice.