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10th Annual Justice Jog

The 5K and 10K run/walk takes place on Sunday in Century City and benefits CASA/LA, which serves over 30,000 children in the foster care system.

 

The 10th Annual Justice Jog 5K and 10K Run/Walk will be held Sun. Sept. 24 starting at 8 a.m. at 1800 Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

This family friendly race is held in partnership with the Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA).

The Justice Jog brings together the legal community, local businesses, community leaders, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and supporters, friends and family to raise funds for CASA/LA, which serves over 30,000 children in the foster care system.

This year’s event will be hosted by NBC4’s Mario Solis and will feature a KidZone with fun activities for kids and an Expo.

All fundraising proceeds benefit CASA of Los Angeles and its work with trained volunteer advocates to improve the lives of foster children.

CASA seeks to reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect. Nowhere in the nation is the problem greater than in Los Angeles County, where 30,000 children who have been abused or neglected are under the jurisdiction of the Dependency Court. One-third of these children are age 0-5; infants and toddlers are the fastest growing group of abused children. CASA alleviates the feelings of abandonment and alienation that scar these children. The volunteers get to know the children and their circumstances, show them that someone cares, advocate for their best interests (including making recommendations to the court), encourage them to grow to their fullest potential, and become involved in key issues in their life, especially permanent placement, and school, health, and mental health issues.

Judges typically assign CASA volunteers their most difficult and complex cases: children with prior maltreatment or contact with child welfare, cases of extreme abuse or neglect, or those where there is a great level of risk of further abuse and neglect. Many children assigned to CASA have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and significant emotional and mental health problems.

For more information and to sign up for the event visit: justicejog.rallybound.org.

 

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