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Volunteers for Youth Justice to host 12th Annual "Light of Hope"

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month…..

Volunteers for YouthJustice will hold its 12th Annual "Light of Hope" Child Abuse Awareness Event on thesteps of our Caddo Juvenile Courthouse on Monday, April 7, 2014  at 5:30 pm. Sponsored by Volunteersfor Youth Justice (VYJ) and its CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) "Light of Hope" is anational movement to raise awareness of abused and neglected children. 

CASA recruits and trains community volunteers toadvocate for abused and neglected children placed in foster care. In 2013, CASA'sstaff and volunteers providedservices to 495 children and theirfamilies in six parishes throughout northwest Louisiana, helping abused andneglected children find safe, permanent homes.  CASA desires additional volunteers to supportthe actual need in our community.  Lastyear there were over 600 children that needed a volunteer and ONLY 495 actuallyhad a volunteer to advocate for them through this difficult time.

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