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In The Moment ... May 18, 2017 Show 096 Hour 2

Sometimes a kid just needs a place of compassion and safety while a family heals. That's where foster families come in. The Department of Social Services has designated May as Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month for South Dakota. We begin hour two of In the Moment with a conversation about foster families. Joining us are Kevin Kanta, Jessica Morson, and Marnie Boterman.

A Sioux Falls service group is giving the CASA program $11,000. Rotary West members raised the money to benefit an organization that advocates for children in the court system.

Rich Lauer says Rotary is about putting service above self. He says that mission prompted the club to choose the CASA program to receive 11-thousand dollars. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers work for judges to support children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
Lauer says members recognize the importance of putting child advocates in court.