CASA of the High Plains Focuses on Supporting Families during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Reporter Statesman Staff

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and CASA of the High Plains is asking for members of our community to become CASA volunteers to help end child abuse and neglect, through supporting children and their families.

CASA volunteers, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are everyday people from all walks of life who are recruited and specially trained to advocate for children in foster care and provide a consistent, reliable adult presence for them during a difficult time in their life.

Locally, CASA of the High Plains served 86 children in the foster care system in Donley, Gray, Hansford, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, and Wheeler Counties in 2023, which means there are still 11 children who need someone to advocate for them. This April, consider stepping up to make a difference by becoming a CASA volunteer.

The City of Spearman City Council has declared April, Child Abuse Prevention Month in Spearman and for their support for CASA of the High Plains.

"There is always a need for more CASA volunteers," said Alissha Jefferis, executive director of CASA of the High Plains. "By becoming a volunteer, you can take your efforts beyond just awareness, and do your part to help support children and families in crisis right here in our community."

For more information on CASA, visit or 806-669-7638. If you see abuse, report it to 1 (800) 252-5400 or go to If a child's life is in danger, call 911.