Casa of Aberdeen Fifth Judicial Circuit
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Children & Youth, Crime & Law
104 S Lincoln St Ste 103 PO Box 16 Aberdeen SD 57402 USA
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) was founded in 1977 Nationally and 1997 in Aberdeen, SD and surrounding 10 counties. CASA of Aberdeen has provided advocacy for approximately 75 children over the past two years who have experienced child abuse and neglect. Three Native American Indian Reservations are included in this advocacy program. CASA of Aberdeen also provides mentors for high-risk familes by matching adults with adult parent/s and their families. CASA of Aberdeen works toward mobilizing the surrounding community in regards to awareness and early intervention while concentrating on providing a safe, permanent, and loving home to each and every child of the Fifth Judicial Circuit - ten county area by working toward creating a Community of Promise. The CASA program also works toward keeping children out of the juvenile justice system through a new and innovative mentoring program through an area Catholic High School by matching young high-risk youth with trained high school mentors....simply teaching by example of lives well lived.....
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