Cole (6 months) and Katie (4 years old) came into foster care when police found drugs, paraphernalia, and excessive garbage in their home. It was not the first time the police had visited this home; in the past they had investigated methamphetamine sales, drive by shootings and disturbance calls.
The children had regularly been left in the care of a relative with an extensive criminal history. These young siblings need a CASA volunteer to keep them safe and ensure they move as quickly as possible to a safe, permanent home.
NOTE: Cole and Katie’s story is real, but their names and picture have been changed to protect their identities.