Child Advocates will rally for volunteers at the Statehouse

Child Advocates of Marion County. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An organization that helps the most vulnerable children in Indianapolis will rally at the Statehouse Monday to highlight the need for volunteers.

The Statehouse rally is scheduled to start at noon on the second floor of the North Atrium.

Last month, Child Advocates of Marion County told 24-Hour News 8 it was in crisis.

The group said it was in desperate need of volunteers, as Child in Need of Services, or CHINS, cases skyrocket. Volunteers work to make sure each child is in the right foster home, reunited with their parents, or adopted.

In Marion County, there were at least 1,000 more cases in February 2015 than the year before.

There are nearly 3,500 CASA volunteers in 77 Indiana counties advocating on behalf of 18,000 abused and neglected children. There still over 4,000 children who are waiting for a CASA volunteer and do not have a voice in court.

If you’d like more information about volunteering click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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