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CASA of Denton County receives $6,000 grant from Texas Bar Foundation

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Staff report, Denton Record-Chronicle

CASA of Denton County has received a $6,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation that will be used to recruit and train volunteers to work with teenagers in foster care. Many of those teens are on the verge of transitioning from foster care to adulthood, according to a CASA news release.

"CASA of Denton County is grateful for the support of the Texas Bar Foundation in recognizing the unique and very different advocacy needs for teens and youth aging out of the State's care and we are ecstatic to partner with the Texas Bar Foundation to provide this new training and enhanced advocacy services for youth in care," said Sherri Gideon, executive director of CASA of Denton County.

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a nonprofit organization that provides volunteers to help children caught up in state government's foster care system.