In the wake of the verdict acquitting Casey Anthony, many people have expressed their knowledge about the case and their opinions. Caylee Anthony clearly needed some sort of intervention which neither her family nor her mother’s friends provided. I challenge you, all of you, to turn off your televisions, silence that shrill harpy, and take action in your community.
Children could benefit from your energy and your influence. Teenage parents need and want guidance from caring experienced parents. Getting involved with teens before they become parents with after school programs and summer educational programs could provide the difference of a lifetime.
Get off your couches. Give up your armchair super lawyer status and DO SOMETHING.
Children like Caylee need someone to care NOW before the worst happens. Find your local CASA (court appointed special advocate) program. Contact the local school board about volunteering. United Way could tell you who’s looking for volunteers.
If one-tenth of the energy focused on this verdict were focused on helping children, we would see an appreciable difference in this country. One child at a time.