The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA Raise Awareness For Child Abuse with Save Jane Event
Area To Read Names Representing Over 1,100 Children Abused Last Year
On April 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., local volunteers and community members will join the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA for Children Texarkana in taking a stand against child abuse through a live video on their Facebook pages with the Save Jane event.
I am Jane Doe. You won’t know who I am or hear my story, but I am one of the 1,200 kids who suffered abuse and received services through the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA last year. They stood by my side—fighting for me and restoring hope.”
Leaders from the Texarkana community will read the names and ages of over 1,100 children who were reported as abused and received services through the Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA in 2020. Because these children are minors and their identities must be protected, “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” will be used in place of their names. The Save Jane event launched in Dallas in 2019. They would like to invite everyone to view this event live on their Facebook page.
“The Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA hope that through Save Jane, Texarkana and the surrounding areas we serve will recognize the absolute magnitude and prevalence of child abuse - it is everywhere you look,” said Brandy Eldridge, Executive Director. “It will take over an hour of non-stop reading to name each child who came through our center last year. That is simply unacceptable. We will never stop fighting for these kids who have suffered unspeakable abuse. The Children’s Advocacy Center will continue to do our work, but we need the community’s help.”
The mission of Northeast Texas CASA is to provide hope, healing, and justice by advocating for abused and neglected children through comprehensive services at the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center (TCAC) and CASA for Children. CASA and TCAC serve over 1,000 abused and neglected children each year that include cases of physical abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, human trafficking, and witness to violent crimes.
offers a safe place for children who are victims of abuse and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professionals. These professional services are provided by forensic interviewers, therapists and advocates in a child-friendly environment through a coordinated team approach with local law enforcement, District Attorneys, CPS, etc, as well as community education.
A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer is a dedicated member of the community who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interest of an abused or neglected child in the state’s care. A CASA volunteer is an independent voice in court who advocates solely for the best interest of the child. You will be the voice making a real difference in a critical turning point in a child’s life.