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Foster Care and Adoption

According to the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 437,300 children were in foster care on September 30, 2018. This number is a decrease in the number of children in foster care since September 2013.

The first and only Nevada president for NCJFCJ was Judge Mendoza from the Clark County District Court. He suggested the term Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to designate the lay court-appointed volunteers at a 1978 meeting. Now CASA is a nationwide organization that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes.