The Daily Journal just ran a piece highlighting the need for male CASA volunteers in the Bay Area. While roughly 50% of the children in the foster care system are boys, only 19% of our volunteers are male. Attracting men to sign up as CASA volunteers is a challenge nationally. For whatever reason, more women come to our program (thank you, ladies). The men we do get are top notch and have the same depth of participation and engagement as the women. Organizationally, we are working hard to get more men in the door.
Part of that effort is a collaboration among 10 Bay Area CASA programs to target male recruitment to move needle on male CASA volunteers. On our press page you will find a press release highlighting this effort.