On Thursday, April 1, the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA will be hosting a “Save Jane” event. In 2020 more than 1,100 children in our region were reported as abused. This event is designed to bring awareness to the community and hopefully recruit more help for our children.
This event will take place at Ferguson Park in Texarkana Arkansas at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 1.
Virtual Event/Facebook Live – 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.
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.
Save Jane first launched in 2019 in Dallas with the goal of spreading awareness about the crisis of child abuse. We are participating again this year to spread awareness about this critical issue in the Texarkana area, about CASA and the Children’s Advocacy Center’s expert response, and encourage our community to join in the work. Check out this quick video produced by Dallas County. IT IS POWERFUL!