Who steps in to support and advocate for kids when families fall apart?
Who stands next to them in the courtroom and makes sure they have more than the clothes on their back?
And who supports those advocates so they can keep doing important work for local children?
Today we have the privilege to talk with CASA for Kids Foundation Executive Director, Charlie Tardibuono, as well as the Director of Programming & Development, Barbara Moss. We find out what they are doing to help Court Appointed Special Advocates help the most vulnerable kids in our community.
The mission of Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation is to serve the unmet needs of abused, neglected, and abandoned children who are in the care of the Yavapai County Juvenile Court – Prescott, and qualified youth who have aged out of that court’s jurisdiction. In addition, Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation supports the work of the CASA program and CASA volunteers.
What You’ll Get from the Guests
- Charlie is the first Director of the Foundation and comes from a long career in for-profit and nonprofit companies. He worked in aerospace and semiconductor industries as well as international relief and development.
- Barbara started at the Foundation as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the spring of 2020. She studied the effects of institutionalized poverty and inequality as an undergrad and had her own experience as a child “in the system.” Barb brings this combined knowledge and compassion to the work, as you will hear.
For more information visit: https://ycfk.org/