Wearing blue to showcase the need for child advocates

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - People are wearing blue Wednesday to raise awareness about the need for people to help children who are abused.

Wisconsin CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) encourages people to help them spread the word during I Am For the Child Day. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The goal is to get people interested in becoming a voice for foster children in the court system.

"In Wisconsin, we are serving 11 counties. Right now that means that 61 counties are waiting for a CASA program, and last year there was about 7,000 children who are eligible for a CASA advocate who did not get one," says Kelly Schwartz, Director of Program Administration.

Aisha Morales spoke with CASA on Action 2 News This Morning. Watch the video to find out why the need for advocates is so great.

CLICK HERE to learn how to become a volunteer.

On June 5, Green Bay Packers Give Back will host a celebrity Bowling Event to benefit CASA. CLICK HERE to learn how to sign up for the bowling event.

CASA services these 11 Wisconsin counties: Brown, Columbia, Dane, La Crosse, Marinette, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Monroe, Outagamie, Rock and Vernon