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Casey Anthony Trial
Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 • Posted July 20, 2011

In the wake of the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial, many people are expressing outrage at what they see as a mother getting away with the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Lost in the debate is the fact that thousands of children are abused and neglected every day. As horrific and heartbreaking this case is, there are children suffering similar fates every day. Every eight minutes, a child in Texas is abused and/or neglected. These are children in our community, yet we don’t see near the interest or outrage in the lives of these innocent children who no more deserve abuse and death than Caylee Anthony suffered. If you are angry, frustrated and disappointed by what you’ve seen in this case, channel your energy and emotions into helping children here at home. They need you! Currently in Mason County, we have a number of children who have been removed from their homes, so we are in need of more Mason County CASA volunteers to speak up for them. Children should not go through the foster care system alone. CASA volunteers work to get these children into safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers are regular people, concerned citizens who have decided to give a few hours a month of their time to speak up for children in the foster care system. CASA volunteers are trained, supported and supervised volunteers who get to know a child or sibling group in the system and who speak up in court for the children’s best interests. We encourage you to get involved in the many organizations that work to prevent child abuse and to care and advocate for children who need someone to speak up for them.If you would like to make a difference in a child’s life, please contact Bluebonnet CASA at 325-347-6474 or go to becomeacasa.org. Submitted by Jenny Jacoby, Bluebonnet CASA

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