CASA GRANDE — June is National Family Reunification Month, a time in which the Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Pinal County recognizes the effort and dedication parents take to overcome challenges and move forward as a stronger and safer family.
“Family is always first priority for the CASA of Pinal County program,” a press release from the program said. “When safe, it is in the child’s best interest to return to their parents (family reunification) and grow up surrounded by their own family, relatives, heritage and culture.”
In fiscal year 2019 — July 2018 through June 2019 — 4,612 children exited the foster care system by being reunified with their families in Arizona, according to the press release.
Nearly 60% of the 13,000 Arizona children currently in foster care have a case plan goal of family reunification… more: