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National CASA Webinar: Building BRIDGES
May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Attendees of this webinar will receive an introduction to the CASA for Children of DC BRIDGES program, gain insight into the foster care-to-prison pipeline and the intersection of childhood trauma and juvenile justice, understand the risk and protective factors of juvenile justice involvement and the unique needs of juvenile justice youth and recognize how positive engagement can help justice-involved youth to reduce recidivism.
CASA for Children of DC has been a leading voice for DC’s youth in foster care for 20 years, training over 2,200 volunteers to serve more than 2,000 youth impacted by abuse and neglect. Recognizing that the “Foster Care to Prison Pipeline” is a reality that too many youth face, CASA DC formed the BRIDGES program in 2019 to provide best interest advocacy to DC’s justice-involved youth, including dual jacket youth involved in both the child welfare and justice systems.
The BRIDGES program in Washington, DC was a Promising Practices Spotlight Award winner in 2022 for its work with dual-jacket cases. The Promising Practices Spotlight Award highlights a successful, replicable practice that exemplifies creativity in a program’s pursuit to provide that quality advocacy.
5-digit Program ID: 11151