ASSISTANCE

ASSISTANCE

These groups, while not a part of the CASA organization, are provided for your information and can provide assistance.

Download our Guide for Foster Parents resource guide.

For more information about child welfare issues, check out these links below.

ABA CENTER ON CHILDREN & THE LAW

A program of the Young Lawyers Division, aims to improve children’s lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.

AdoptUsKids

The mission of AdoptUsKids is to recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States.

ADOPTION

Information on international, domestic, child & agency adoptions, stories, laws, and specific information for West Virginia.

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ON THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN

A national organization whose mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and families affected by abuse and violence.

CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

An association of public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.

CHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY – CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT

Resources about child maltreatment, including definitions, signs and symptoms, statistics and prevalence, types of child abuse and neglect, risk and protective factors, the impact on individuals and society, and child fatalities.

CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND

The Children’s Defense Fund’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

FOSTER PARENT NETWORK

This site provides information to help foster parents do the difficult, yet vital, job of caring for foster kids.

MISSION WEST VIRGINIA – FRAMEWORKS

The FrameWorks initiative provides a variety of programs to support, build, and strengthen West Virginia families. These include adoptive and foster parent recruitment, child specific adoption recruitment, and kinship care support for relative caregivers.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSEL FOR CHILDREN

A non-profit, child advocacy, and professional membership association, dedicated to providing high quality legal representation for children.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO PREVENT SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN

An organization dedicated to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse and the support of survivors through education, advocacy and legal reform.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

The nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.

NORTH AMERICAN COUNCIL ON ADOPTABLE CHILDREN

NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care—especially those in foster care and those with special needs.

OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE & DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system’s efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE WEST VIRGINIA

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia is a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America a national leader in building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope in everyone involved in the effort to keep children free from abuse and neglect.

VOICES FOR AMERICA’S CHILDREN

A nonpartisan, national organization committed to speaking out for the well being of children at the federal, state and local levels of government.

WEST VIRGINIA BIRTH TO THREE PROGRAM

A statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family.

WEST VIRGINIA CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

A specialized Child Welfare service provided by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. This service is provided to families on behalf of children who are neglected or abused by their parents or by the guardians or custodians responsible for the care of children.

WEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S JUSTICE TASK FORCE

A multidisciplinary group of public and private agencies and individuals, committed to the protection of children from abuse and neglect.

WEST VIRGINIA  COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

An organization committed to the elimination of personal and institutional violence against women, children, and men.

WEST VIRGINIA COURT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

The West Virginia Supreme Court’s Court Improvement Program works to create, identify, and promote initiatives that make the Court system more responsible and efficient in achieving safety, permanence, well being, due process, and timely outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system.

WEST VIRGINIA CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND

In 1981, the West Virginia Legislature enacted legislation (WV Code §14-2A) creating the crime victims program within the West Virginia Court of Claims declaring that “a primary purpose of government is to provide for the safety of citizens and the inviolability of their property.” This Act provides for compensation to innocent victims of crime who have suffered personal injury and who have incurred out-of-pocket losses as a result of criminally injurious conduct.

WEST VIRGINIA BUREAU FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

The Bureau for Children and Families is responsible for the operation of a number of programs that affect families and children.

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