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Court Appointed Special Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)Smile for a Lifetime Foundation has partnered with National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association to help S4L chapters throughout North America find applicants for their local orthodontic scholarship programs.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 946 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. The only program of its kind, CASA volunteers are empowered by the courts to provide children with one-on-one advocacy. CASA volunteers see their assigned children regularly and interview all the adults who impact their lives. Volunteer advocates offer judges the critical information they need to ensure each child's rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care, staying with the child until she is placed in a loving permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

For more information on S4L's partnership with National CASA and further details on the orthodontic scholarship application process, please contact Michelle Von Fange at 719-535-2777 or mvonfange@s4l.org.