Richland County CASA Desperately Seeking Minority Volunteers
Did you know that approximately 85% of the children served by CASA are Children of Color???
- African-American children are more likely to be placed in foster care and they remain in care longer.
- Children of color experience less placement stability and achieve permanency less often or not as quickly.
- There are more black children in the child welfare system than any other racial group.
- Instead of being referred to foster care, 72% of Caucasian children receive services in their own homes. By contrast, only 44% of African-American
children receive services in their own homes in lieu of removal.
- Children of color have less access to mental health services and the services they do receive tend to be of a lower quality.
Richland County CASA embraces diversity in religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, ability, age and socioeconomic class as an integral part of providing an exceptional volunteer experience for our community.