Come out for an inspirational evening and support a beautiful cause!
Join Erin Hart for an evening with Brandon McMillan, host of the Emmy winning CBS show Lucky Dog, to celebrate the PAWSitive impact Olive, CASA’s court room therapy dog, is having on children of Cole County. Olive was rescued and trained by Brandon McMillan to be a service dog to kids in the court system. After social hour, Brandon will share his insights on the benefits a canine can have to those in need.
All this week your chance to win Tickets to CASA After Hours with Brandon McMillan, host of the Emmy winning CBS show Lucky Dog! Listen for this SOUNDER!
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Here are some fast facts Capital City CASA wants you to know!
- Over 200 children in Cole County are removed from their homes each year in order to protect them from neglect or abuse.
- 151 children had a Capital City CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf in 2017.
- Trash bags are routinely the only thing a child removed from home has to carry their personal possessions.
- A child removed from home may be relocated 2 or more times in the first month and 5 or more times during the entirety of their case.
- Newborn to 18 years are the ages served by Capital City CASA volunteers. The average age is 8 years.
- 4,360 hours were provided by Capital City CASA volunteers in advocacy for children in 2017.
- 29,096 miles were traveled by Capital City CASA volunteers in 2017 advocating for children in placement visits, meetings and court.
- Children with a CASA volunteer advocate are 25% more likely to graduate from high school than those without an advocate.
- Capital City CASA volunteers are the voice of the child.
Join this special one of a kind evening with Brandon McMillian and support the wonderful work of Capital City CASA! Buy your tickets for this amazing event right here!
Erin & Cory were able to talk with Brandon On-Air about his life, his work and what you can expect at the event. Listen to the Interview below!